Neo-Egyptian style silver and gilded bronze planter by Henri Picard
Exquisite rectangular planter with silver-plated and gilded bronze sides in Neo-Egyptian style, inspired by the culture and history of ancient Egypt and crafted in the 19th century.
Beautifully decorated with friezes depicting an ancient Egyptian procession. Includes scenes of figures playing musical instruments, decorated with hieroglyphics and images of a bull in relief, which represents a sacred animal – a symbol of physical strength and sexual potency.
The goddess Isis is positioned in the centre of the planter with outstretched wings and carrying a sun disk on her head.
She is flanked on either side by the falcon god Horus with outstretched wings, one of the oldest and most important gods in the religion of ancient Egypt.
The planter rests on the backs of four carvings of the lion-pawed goddess Sekhmet, which in Egyptian means “the Mighty”.
French work from the second half of the 19th century, around 1880.
Inscriptions with the initials “HP” – Henri Picard.
Height: 24.8 cm – Width: 43.7 cm – Depth: 26.6 cm