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Lot 8C

An Egyptian Limestone Carved Relief - Osiris and Isis

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Description

Egypt, Late period, ca. 700 to 30 BC. Squared section of light colored limestone showing a full figure of the striding Osiris at left. He wears the crown of Upper Egypt, a knee-length kilt and extends his graceful hands towards Isis at right. She wields a thin staff and wears a sun disc crown. One leg and left arm are obliterated. Background shows a grid pattern from which to follow the strict cannon of proportion famous in Egyptian art. 14-3/4"H x 12-1/2"W + custom lucite mount.

Provenance: Ex-private NYC collection.

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Condition

Intact for the fragment it is.
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Estimate $15,000 – $20,000
Starting Bid $8,000
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