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LOT 0047

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,304; USD 4,385) (‡+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN SEATED ISIS WITH HORUS STATUETTE
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 500-31 B.C.

A bronze statuette modelled in the round as the goddess Isis seated, wearing the horned sun-disk crown atop a headdress fronted by a uraeus, her right hand massaging her left breast as she nurses the infant Horus seated on her lap, who wears the sidelock of youth; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 4 1/2 in. (129 grams total, 11.5 cm including stand).

PROVENANCE:
Ex private collection, Yvelines Department, France.
French art market, 2011.
Accompanied by a copy of a French cultural passport no.125113.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11292-189890.

LITERATURE:
See Walker, S. & Higgs, P. (eds), Cleopatra of Egypt, London, 2001, p.105, no.127, for a similar example; cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession numbers 15.6.1, 45.4.3a, b and 04.2.584, for similar.

FOOTNOTES:
The maternal theme of this group highlights Isis’ role as a life-giver and protector of the young.

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