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Egyptian 26th Dynasty Pottery Pectoral w/ Hathor
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 525 BCE. A mold-formed pottery funerary pectoral in the shape of a pylon - the door or gateway into a temple. Covered in white pigment, the cornice-shaped overhang is decorated with vertical black and red stripes and is supported by a pair of border columns. Shown in low relief across the obverse is a pillar with the face of Hathor - goddess of love, music, beauty, and fertility - who bears outstretched ears, ovoid eyes, and intricately plaited bangs with spiraling tips, all beneath a squat crown flanked by a pair of horns. Two uraeus cobras wearing sun discs peer outward on the sides of Hathor's head, and the entire portraiture is bordered by 2 papyrus staffs with umbels surmounted by a cat, perhaps representing the cat goddess Bastet. Size: 3.5" W x 4.2" H (8.9 cm x 10.7 cm); 6" H (15.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. a faience example from the New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 26.7.983

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Bedfordshire, UK collection, acquired in the 1990s

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Small loss to lower corner as shown. Abrasions, chips, softening to finer details, and fading to pigment commensurate with age, with light pitting in scattered areas. Small area of oxidation near upper corner suggests this was deposited next to an object containing iron. Great preservation to most detailing and pigments. Old inventory label on base of display stand.
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Egyptian 26th Dynasty Pottery Pectoral w/ Hathor

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0005B: Egyptian 26th Dynasty Pottery Pectoral w/ Hathor

Current Bid: $2,000
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Est. $4,000 - $6,000Starting Price $2,000
Antiquities | Ethnographica | Fine Art
May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 525 BCE. A mold-formed pottery funerary pectoral in the shape of a pylon - the door or gateway into a temple. Covered in white pigment, the cornice-shaped overhang is decorated with vertical black and red stripes and is supported by a pair of border columns. Shown in low relief across the obverse is a pillar with the face of Hathor - goddess of love, music, beauty, and fertility - who bears outstretched ears, ovoid eyes, and intricately plaited bangs with spiraling tips, all beneath a squat crown flanked by a pair of horns. Two uraeus cobras wearing sun discs peer outward on the sides of Hathor's head, and the entire portraiture is bordered by 2 papyrus staffs with umbels surmounted by a cat, perhaps representing the cat goddess Bastet. Size: 3.5" W x 4.2" H (8.9 cm x 10.7 cm); 6" H (15.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Cf. a faience example from the New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 26.7.983

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Bedfordshire, UK collection, acquired in the 1990s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172086
Condition
...
Small loss to lower corner as shown. Abrasions, chips, softening to finer details, and fading to pigment commensurate with age, with light pitting in scattered areas. Small area of oxidation near upper corner suggests this was deposited next to an object containing iron. Great preservation to most detailing and pigments. Old inventory label on base of display stand.

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