Lot 64A: An extraordinary Egyptian wood obelisk with Osiris
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: An extraordinary Egyptian wood obelisk with Osiris, Late Period, c. 664 - 30 BC, the god is depicted in high relief mummiform, wearing atef crown with uraeus and false beard, arms folded at chest, hands holding a crook and flail. The carving is in very sensitive style with superb detail, the eyes recessed for inlay in another material. H: 7 2/3 in (19.5cm). Few age splits and light deposits. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York; Ex French private collection.
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