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An Egyptian Bronze Openwork Plaque of a Nile God, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.

5,000 - 8,000 USD
6,250 USD
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  • An Egyptian Bronze Openwork Plaque of a Nile God
probably a furniture applique, cast in relief with the figure of a Nile God, probably Hapy, striding and carrying two libation vessels on a tray, a was-scepter, and two papyrus stalks each terminating in an ankh below, the god wearing a pleated loin-cloth and striated tripartite wig surmounted by a headdress composed of papyrus stalks.


French private collection, acquired in the early 20th Century (Christie's, London, July 8th, 1992, no. 216, illus.)

Catalogue Note

Cf. G. Daressy, "Une trouvaille de bronzes à Mit Rahineh," Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, vol. 3, 1902, pp. 139-150, A Table of Offerings, Boston, 1987, pp. 70-71 (Sotheby's, London, Catalogue of the Ernest Brummer Collection, November 16th, 1964, no. 53; Galerie Koller, Zurich, The Ernest Brummer Collection. Ancient Art, vol. 2, October 19th, 1979, no. 525), G. Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1946, no. 745, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 4th, 1974, no. 186, and Schimmel Collection (Sotheby's, New York, December 16th, 1992, no. 103).