This is really a fantastic ancient goldsmith’s art of a tiny gold Wedjat Eye with very
fine engraved details to both sides. It comes from the estate of Dorothy Braude Edinburg (1920-2015).
Dorothy’s parents collected 18th-century French furniture, Chinese porcelain and furniture, and livres d’artistes (books illustrated by artists). While still a student at Wellesley, Dorothy began purchasing Chinese art. From a young age, Dorothy began to collect works on paper reflecting the major artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century. As the chance to travel improved after the war, she began to broaden her scope to include prints and drawings of the 15th through 20th centuries, and Chinese ceramics of the Tang and Song Dynasties. She had the highest standards and thoroughly researched all works that she considered for acquisition. A long-standing friend, Stuart Denenberg, has described her as “a character of immense intelligence and genuine passion for the finest works of art.” Her collection has been considered ‘one of the most important private collections of its kind in the United States.’ During her lifetime, she was a supporter of a number of Boston-based institutions, but in the past two decades she developed a strong and rewarding relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago, giving it more than 1500 works of art between 1991 and 2014. The exhibitions that the Art Institute mounted of her collection include: Gifts of a Lifetime: 49 Old Masters Drawings, Dorothy Braude Edinburg Collection, Dec. 11, 1998 – Mar. 28, 1999 Drawn to Form: Modern Drawings from Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection in the Art Institute of Chicago, June 22 – Sept. 7, 1999 Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, June 3 – July 30, 2006 The Thrill of the Chase: Drawings for the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, March 15 – June 15, 2014 Deft Hands, Discerning Eyes: Chinese and Korean Ceramics from the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, September 18, 2008–January 10, 2010.
Date: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 B.C.
Size: ca. 0,8 cm, weight: ca. 1g
Provenance: The Estate of Dorothy Braude Edinburg (1920-2015),
a major donor of the Art Institute of Chicago, giving it more than 1500
works of art between 1991 and 2014
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