Egyptian Classical  Antiquities and Ancient Art by Galleria Delvecchio

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Feather with Horn & Cobras

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Feather with Horn & Cobras

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 886412

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Here you find an a bronze feather element from a royal headdress, flanked with two Uraeus serpents wearing a sun disc. Constitutes the right side of a royal Hem-em-het or Atef crown for a statue. This section of the crown integrates the feather of justice, the horn of the ram (a traditional breed of ram with long wavy horns which disappeared after the middle kingdom), and the cobra-uraeus ‘defender of Egypt’ with a solar disk. The solar disks show traces of inlay work. A nice striated horizontal pattern on the front of the feather. Has a nice blue-green surface patina. From the New Kingdom circa 1570 BC–1085 BC. Measures 6.2 inches

Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946)

Galleria Delvecchio .… “is pleased to present a collection of Egyptian antiquities assembled by the celebrated Swiss Egyptologist Gustave Jéquier. Jéquier was born in 1868 in Neuchatel. He first studied in Paris under Gaston Maspero (1846-1916) and later went to Berlin before joining the de Morgan expedition to Persia, during which time he contributed to the discovery and decipherment of the code of Hammurabi. Gustave Jéquier was a giant in the field of Egyptology whose contributions are far too numerous to list here. He is best know for his association with the French Institute in Cairo which enabled him to engage in seminal research at the pyramid site of the Old Kingdom. He also completed the work begun at Abydos by his Swiss compatriot, [Henri] Eduard Naville (1844-1926). The two are considered to be Switzerland’s most preeminent Egyptologists. One of Jéquier’s most important discoveries was the 13th Dynasty pyramid of Khendjer. He wrote extensively on his history of Egyptian architecture, and published on philology and religion as well. Gustave Jéquier died in 1946 in the city in which he was born, and most of his collection was acquired by the University of Basel. The works of art presented here were given to a sibling who emigrated to the US in the late 1940’s; the collection later passed to their daughter, Jéquier’s niece.”