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LOT 0011

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GBP (£) 3,500 - 4,500
EUR (€) 4,080 - 5,250
USD ($) 4,300 - 5,520

Price
£3,499 (EUR 4,081; USD 4,296) (+bp*)

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LARGE EGYPTIAN FIGURE OF ISIS SEATED ON A THRONE
26TH DYNASTY, 664-525 B.C.
5 1/4 in. (98 grams, 13 cm high).

A very large turquoise-glazed composition statuette depicting the goddess Isis seated on a throne, suckling her infant son Horus, of whom part of the lower torso and delicately modelled hands remain; wearing a throne-shaped crown on her head (the hieroglyphic sign for her name), a tripartite wig fronted by a now absent uraeus, a Broad Collar and a tight-fitting ankle-length skirt; a panel with lotus flowers to the back of the decorated throne.

PROVENANCE:
French collection, 1990s-early 2000s.
Ex Brussels Art Fair, 1990s.
From an important Paris gallery, France.
Ex private Parisian collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no. 114471-194036.

LITERATURE:
Cf. The British Museum, museum number EA63797, for a comparable figure; cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 44.4.21 and 55.121.5, for similar.

CONDITION