Lot 7

AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OXYRHYNCHUS Late Dynastic Period, 21st – 35th Dynasty, Circa 715 – 332 B.C. With a distinctive long, down-turned snout, the fish is crowned with uraei, cow’s horns and sun disc with double suspension loop behind, wearing a broad beaded collar around its gills and with hollow eyes recessed for inlay, perched on a sled, supported by its tail, rear fin and a striated prop below its belly, 11.6cm long, Exhibited: ‘Egypt Through the Artist’s Eye’, Holt Festival, Norfolk, 18th – 27th July 2014, exh. no. 28 and with Galerie Max Mayer and Chewday’s ‘The Middle Class go To Heaven’, part of Condo 2017. Literature: For an example of an Oxyrhynchus fish crowned with horns and sun disc, but balanced on a pylon, see Madeleine Page-Gasser and Andre Weise, with Thomas Schneider and Sylvia Winterhalter, ‘Égypte, Moments d’éternité. Art égyptien dans les collections privées, Suisse’ (Mainz, 1998) pp. 281-282, no 190. Provenance: Private collection, France, acquired in the 1970s.

Estimate: £600-£800