Inv. n°: MMoCA852

The 'Gillot' Wadjet

Bronze Head of goddess Wadjet. The lioness-headed goddess, surmounted by an uraeus (the rearing cobra), whiskers and mane represented by streaks.

h. 11 cm

6th century BC

Bronze

Provenance

  • Recorded as Number 95 in the inventory list of Charles Gillot dated 11 April 1903 (from Gallery of the 2nd floor, 2nd square)
  • Gillot Family Collection, until 2008, Charles Gillot, born 18th March 1853, was the son of Firmin Gillot (1819-1872) a printer and inventor, who revolutionised the bookmaking industry by inventing ‘paniconography’, also called gillotage, a process allowing the simultaneous printing of text and image
  • Sold at Christie's, “Ancienne Collection Charles Gillot (1853-1903)”, Paris, 4 and 5 March 2008, lot 127
  • Private Collection
  • Acquired at David Aaron Gallery, London

Publications

  • Christie’s, Ancienne Collection Charles Gillot (1853-1903),, Paris, Mardi 4 et mercredi 5 mars 2008, lot 127, p. 113

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2020

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