11 June 2003
Property from the Russell B. Aitken Collections
TWO EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURES
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
Including a seated nude Harpokrates with an incised amulet around his neck, wearing the side-lock of youth and a Double Crown fronted by a uraeus, his left hand lowered, his right hand raised with the index finger resting on his lips, his feet resting on a low plinth, a suspension loop on the reverse at his neck; and an Isis and Horus, the goddess depicted seated with her feet resting on an integral plinth, twin tenons below for insertion, wearing a tightly-fitted sheath and a uraeus-fronted wig, the headdress with a cobra-surrounded modius supporting cow horns and a solar disk, holding the child god Horus on her lap, her left hand cradling his head, her right offering her breast
4¾ in. (12.1 cm) high for Isis and Horus (2)
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A collections inventory label on the underside of each base dated August 6, 1939, no. 173 (Harpokrates) and no. 174 (Isis and Horus).
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