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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE TOAD

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 640-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE TOAD
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 640-30 B.C.
    Raised up on its front legs, the rear legs folded, with a ridged back, the short face with bulging eyes and a slit mouth, on a thin oval integral plinth
    2 7/16 in. (8 cm.) long


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    Two varieties of toad are native to Egypt, Bufo regularis and Bufo viridis. For depictions of related toads and frogs see nos. 37 and 38 in Arnold, An Egyptian Bestiary.

    Provenance

    Dr. Gunger Tezel, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970.