Lot 7
  • 7

An Egyptian Bronze Figure of Lion-headed Maahes, Late Period, 716-30 B.C.

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8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Bronze Figure of Lion-headed Maahes
  • Bronze
  • Height without tenons 8 1/2 in. 21.6 cm.
enthroned with his hands resting by his knees, and wearing a striated kilt with central tab, broad collar, and striated tripartite wig surmounted by a uraeus, the ruff and whiskers carefully engraved, the throne engraved on the sides with a scale pattern and on the back with a scale pattern beneath papyrus and lotus flowers.

Provenance

Egyptian family collection, Alexandria and Cairo, acquired in the early part of the 20th century in Egypt and Europe, and transferred from Egypt to northern European family residences in the early 1950s
Northern European private collection, by direct descent from the above in the 1970s
acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

Cf. G. Roeder, Ägyptische Bronzefiguren, Berlin, 1956, pl. 11, i.
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