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Sensual Egyptian Bronze Standing Figure of a Goddess: Ex Sothebys

Sensual Egyptian Bronze Standing Figure of a Goddess: Ex Sothebys


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1340208
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This sensual Egyptian bronze figurine likely represents Isis, and dates to the Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, circa 664-342 B.C. This beautiful piece is approximately 5 inches high, and is mounted on a wooden base that is approximately 1 inch high, and this wooden base likely dates to the turn of the century. This standing figurine is a detailed cast piece that is solid, and stands on a rectangular base with her arms at her side. This goddess is seen wearing a long close fitting dress, which accentuates the sensual curves of her body, and one can see that she also exudes the concept of fertility with her smiling young face and well endowed breasts. This clearly is a goddess that represents fertility and the bounty of the Nile, and Isis was thought to be responsible for the yearly inundation of the Nile that developed from her tears that she shed for the loss of Osiris. This goddess is also seen wearing bracelets and armlets, a broad collar, a finely striated tripartite wig that is seen passing behind her ears, and a uraeus with a raised cobra along with a diadem of uraei that is surmounted by raised horns and a sun-disk. She is also bare-footed and has a smiling mouth with full lips, and large eyes with tapering eyebrows. The overall design of this sensual piece is very striking, and is a classic example of ancient Egyptian art. This piece also has an even and beautiful dark brown patina with some spotty minute traces of gold gilt, and is intact with no apparent repair/restoration. Ex: Heinrich Ferdinand Karl Brugsch, Berlin, Germnay, circa 1864. Ex: Archeologie, Drouot-Richelieu, "Collection Emile Brugsch-Pacha et a Divers Amateurs", Paris, France, Sept. 30th-Oct. 1st, 1996, no. 497. Ex: Sotheby's Antiquities, New York, Dec. 2015, no. 12. I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: