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XXVth - XXVIth Dynasty (circa 700-550 B.C.), carved wood with polychrome decoration using white, green, red, black and yellow paints. A substantial carving set into a custom wooden base.
The Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy
Purchased in 1969 from prominent New York City dealer and scholar Michel E. Abemayor, who died in 1975. A copy of the original invoice is available.
Objects originating with Abemayor may be found in the British Museum, the Met, The Royal Ontario Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The American Institute of Archaeology still presents an annual Michel and Nelly Abemayor Lecture.
The Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy, Chapel Hill, NC
A powerful sculpture of one of Egypt's oldest and most important deities. Rare in this size and excellent state of preservation.
Wear with minor paint loss, the largest such area being a mere .5 in. on the back of the head; finish hairlines where the legs join the body. Examination under black light reveals no sign of overpainting or restoration.
$3,000 - 6,000