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Item:263887303461LOT 6Seller's Estimate: USD 3,500 - 5,500 Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A beautiful cast-bronze depiction of the goddess Isis-Hathor seated with one hand held to her bare breast ready to suckle the infant Horus (sometimes called Harpokrates) seated in her lap. She wears an ankle-length gown, her typical feathered vulture headdress with a projecting avian head, and a horned crown with a central sun disk she adopted from the goddess Hathor. Horus is shown nude with arms draped to his sides and a minimalist visage flanked by his characteristic braided side lock of youth. As a cult figure from this time period, Isis is often shown as a mother goddess as we see here. Covered in lustrous layers of green and russet patina, this is a touching portrayal, probably intended for a niche in a temple or a grave. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 1.1" W x 5.125" H (2.8 cm x 13 cm); 5.875" H (14.9 cm) on included custom stand. For a similar example demonstrating straight rather than curved horns, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 89.2.570: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/570653 Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #136279 Condition Report: Repair and possible restoration to tips of both horns with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, fading to some finer features, and some light roughness across most surfaces. Light earthen deposits and great green and russet patina throughout. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities / Asian / Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA
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Egyptian Late Dynastic Bronze Isis & Infant Horus Lot 6