February 1st, 2017

“The Middle Class Goes to Heaven” at CHEWDAY’S

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“The Middle Class Goes to Heaven” at CHEWDAY’S
EGYPTIAN BRONZE OXYRHYNCHUS Egyptian, Late Dynastic Period, 25th-31st Dynasty, 715-332 BC Length: 11.6 cm The fish, with its distinctive long, down-turned snout, is crowned with uraei, cow’s horns and sun disc with double suspension loop behind. It wears a broad beaded collar around its gills and has hollow eyes recessed for inlay (now missing). It is perched on a sled, supported by its tail, rear fin and a striated prop below its belly. Exhibited: ‘Egypt Through the Artist’s Eye’, Holt Festival, Norfolk, 18th - 27th July 2014, exhibition no. 28. 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. Accompanied by a French passport.