8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE STRIDING MALE DIVINITY
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C
The idealized figure striding forward on an integral plinth, perhaps once holding a kherep-baton in his right hand and a staff in his left, clad in a short kilt wrapped tightly at the hips, with a central triangular panel, the corpulent torso well modelled with a deep navel, wearing a striated tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus, the striated false beard curved
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
D. Zimmerman, Geneva.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York 1989.
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The figure may very well be a generic depiction of a pharaoh although on occasion, the god Osiris may be so depicted; compare p. 219, pl. 16 in Aubert and Aubert, Bronzes et Or Egyptiens.
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