8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A TEXAS COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE STANDARD FINIAL
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Hollow cast in the form of a papyrus umbel, the stem inscribed with three columns of faintly incised hieroglyphs naming, "Atum, the god who gives life...," the god represented as a human-headed cobra atop the umbel, wearing a false beard, a tripartite wig and the Double Crown fronted by a uraeus, flanked by smaller cobras
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
with Hakim Egyptian Art, New York, 1959.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘