Lot 16
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An Egyptian Bronze Figure of an Ibis, 26th/30th Dynasty, 664-342 B.C.

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15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Bronze Figure of an Ibis
  • bronze
  • Length 6 in. 15.2 cm.
sacred bird of the moon god Thoth, seated in an alert attitude with the neck arched back, the tear-shaped convex eyes finely modeled, the tail feathers and leg markings carefully engraved.

Provenance

Joseph Brummer (1883-1947), New York, inv. no. P5265, acquired from a dealer named Lambessis on August 3rd, 1928
Reverend Theodore Pitcairn (1893-1973), acquired from the above on January 17th, 1929
recorded as no. 314 in a typewritten inventory entitled “Rev. Theodore Pitcairn. Sculpture and Miscellaneous Art Objects at Château les Pleignes, France. September 1, 1938”
by descent to the present owner
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