Steatite Torso of a Striding Pharaoh

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st – 24th dynasty, 1075-715 B.C.
Material: Steatite
Dimensions: 10.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1221
Provenance: Old European private collection, published in: “Art of the Ancient World”, Volume XV, number 131. Until 2004 with Royal Athena Gallery, New York. Since then in the private collection of the US Hollywood agent Jeff Hunter (1926-2018).
Condition: Fragment of high quality.
Description: Fragment of a high-quality steatite statuette of a striding king. The right leg straight, the left one bent forward to a striding position. The king wears a Nemes headdress with the lappets cascading in the front over his shoulders. His arms are hanging down sideways, in his fists holding the emblematic staves. The body is finely modelled in its proportions, around his hip wearing the tri-partite apron (shendyt). On the back a blank rear pillar. Mounted.