Master Sculpture from Four Millennia

Master Sculpture from Four Millennia

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Property from a Private Collection

An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a King, 2nd half of the 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.

Auction Closed

July 3, 02:32 PM GMT

Estimate

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a King

2nd half of the 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.


kneeling and extending both hands over his thighs in a gesture of offering, and wearing a pleated royal kilt, broad incised collar with beaded perimeter, and the nemes-headcloth with uraeus and queue, nipples incised, the eyes and eyebrows with remains of gold overlay

Height from modern base 9.7 cm.

Mathias Komor, New York, inv. no. E.778

Clarence Day, Memphis, acquired from the above on November 28th, 1975

Sotheby’s, New York, Antiquities From The Collection Of The Late Clarence Day, December 16th, 2010, no. 29, illus.

acquired by the present owner in 2011


Published

Marsha Hill, Royal Bronze Statuary from Ancient Egypt: With Special Attention to the Kneeling Pose, Leiden, 2004, p. 215, no. 204

For other bronze kneeling kings of the 26th Dynasty see M. Hill with D. Schorsch, Gifts for the Gods, Images from Egyptian Temples, New York, 2007, figs. 52, 53 and 55.