8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MNEVIS
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
The bull-headed god of Heliopolis striding forward on an integral plinth, his right arm raised, the clenched fist once brandishing a weapon, clad in a belted striated kilt, wearing a tripartite wig surmounted by a solar disk fronted by a uraeus between his crescent-shaped horns, the eyes inlaid
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high
with Galerie des Saints-Peres, Paris.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988.
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Compare the somewhat smaller example in the Collection Resandro, no. 9 in Schoske and Wildung, Gott und Götter im Alten Ägypten.
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