A lovely bronze statuette of Amun, creator and king of the gods, depicted in a striding position, his left leg advanced in the traditional male pose. He wears a shendit (short skirt) and has the beard of divinity. His right arm is at his side and his left arm is bent at the elbow; the left hand originally held a scepter, which is now lost. On his head we can see his typical crown with two tall feathers and a sun disc, illustrating Amun’s origin as god of the air and his link to the sun god, which can also be seen in the frequent appellation Amun-Re. On an integral rectangular base. The statuette is solid cast.
Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.
Height ca. 16.5 cm, excluding modern base, 17.8 cm including the base.
Georg Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore MD, 1947 - copyright 1946), p. 117-120, esp. no. 482, pl. LXXVIII; Jacques F. Aubert – Liliane Aubert, Bronzes et or égyptiens (Paris, 2001), p. 139 ff., pl. 36.
Collection Leu, Zürich, Switzerland; this collection was vetted by Leo Mildenberg.
Intact with a green patina; some encrustation; very minor pitting and other surface wear; mounted on an acrylic base, with an old label underneath, reading "Amun, Spätz, ~ 600 v. Chr., Ägypten" (= "Amun, Late Period, ca. 600 B.C., Egypt").