• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    AN EGYPTIAN GRANO-DIORITE KNIFE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A GRASSHOPPER

    PROBABLY LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GRANO-DIORITE KNIFE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A GRASSHOPPER
    PROBABLY LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    With bulbous eyes and legs folded, knees protruding above its back, the body elongated to form the handle grip, terminating in a deeply cut groove to hold the blade (now missing)
    3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Dutch private collection, acquired between 1950-1960.