Lot 12
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A MAGNESITE MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS , 25TH DYNASTY, 750-656 B.C.

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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360,000 USD
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Description

  • A MAGNESITE MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS

holding her right hand to her breast in the gesture of nursing her child, and wearing the wig of the goddess Hathor terminating in voluted ends on her breasts and falling in a single voluted lock onto the top of the fragmentary back pillar, her strong round face with full lips, broad nose, and almond-shaped eyes with contoured upper lids.

Provenance

Joseph Brummer Gallery, New York, 1945 (gift of A. Conger Goodyear)

Literature

Gallery Notes. Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1946, p. 2, illus. p. 22
Andrew C. Ritchie, ed., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture in the Permanent Collection, Buffalo, 1949, p. 212, No. 223
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Gifts to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from A. Conger Goodyear, Buffalo, 1962, No. 17
Steven A. Nash, with Katy Kline, Charlotta Kotik and Emese Wood, Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Painting and Sculpture from Antiquity to 1942, New York, 1979, p. 71 (illustrated)
Earl L. Ertman, "Documentation of Minor Collections in the United States," in W.F. Reineke, ed., Acts. First International Congress of Egyptology, Cairo, October 2nd-12th, 1976 (Schriften zur Geschichte und Kultur des alten Orients, Vol. 14), Berlin, 1979, pp. 212-213
Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee, and Elizabeth Miles, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, Vol. VIII: Objects of Provenance not Known, Part 1: Royal Statues. Private Statues (Predynastic to Dynasty XVII), Oxford, 1999, p. 471, No. 801-495-080

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