8 June 2007
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SITULA
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
The tapering vessel with a rolled rim and rounded, knobbed base, the bail handle hooked into a ring on each side, a deeply engraved inscription below the rim reading, "Osiris, the Great God, of Abydos, giver of life; Padibastet, son of Paiu, his mother is Dimut-hes"
7¼ in. (45.1 cm.) high
with Kalebdjian Freres, Paris, 1924.
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Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Saint Louis Art Museum
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