8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE BUST OF A PHARAOH AS OSIRIS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Hollow cast with the arms folded across the upper torso, the fisted hands holding now-fragmentary attributes, the eyes, brows and false beard chin-strap originally inlaid, perforations along the forehead and chin for the now-missing uraeus and false beard, preserving traces of gilding on the face
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
French Private Collection.
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Gods and Mortals, no. 133).
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J.M. Eisenberg and R.S. Bianchi, Catalogue of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York, 1992, no. 88-81.
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