An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a Lion-Headed Goddess, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a Lion-Headed Goddess
26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
enthroned with her right hand resting by her knee and formerly holding an implement in her left hand, and wearing a long close-fitting dress and striated tripartite wig surmounted by a uraeus and sun disk, the throne engraved on the back with a vulture above papyrus and lotus flowers, on one side with a falcon-headed god making an offering, a cartouche of Apries behind him, and on the other side with a king making an offering.
Height 25 cm.
Separately-cast scepter originally held in left hand now lost.
Areas of abrasion to lower part of throne on all sides, where object was inserted in its base.
Sides of throne have been cleaned down to the earliest layer of corrosion, thereby causing some of the engraved details to have become slightly worn. Entire figure appears to have been waxed, as is common with Egyptian bronzes.
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