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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED COMPOSITION MODEL OF A FIG

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, CIRCA 1985-1650 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED COMPOSITION MODEL OF A FIG
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, CIRCA 1985-1650 B.C.
    The bulbous fruit pulled to a pointed tip
    1½ in. (4 cm.) long


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    Cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Cambridge, 1988, p. 102, no. 87, for similar funerary offerings from Lisht, Abydos, Hawara and other sites, dated to the Middle Kingdom/Second Intermediate Period.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).