• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 103

    AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STEATITE FIGURE OF A SEATED HUNCHBACKED DWARF

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C., ALEXANDRIAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STEATITE FIGURE OF A SEATED HUNCHBACKED DWARF
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C., ALEXANDRIAN
    Wearing spotted cap with twisted rim, his cheeks puffed out to play pipes (now missing), his left foot playing the clappers, with rounded stomach and prominent navel, on integral base, mounted
    2 in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr Fouquet collection: sold Paris, Galerie Georges Petit (expert Arthur Sambon), Collection du Dr Fouquet, du Caire, I, 12-14 June 1922, no. 27.
    French private collection.
    Sold Christie's London, 26 April 2006, lot 264.

    Ink inscribed label on base.