• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 356

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURE OF TUERIS

    CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURE OF TUERIS
    CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The pregnant hippopotamus-headed deity wearing a tripartite wig, standing with the left leg advanced, 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high; and a group of mainly glazed composition amulets including three similar figures of Tueris; a seated baboon; a kneeling figure of Shu; Isis and Harpocrates; Thoth; seated Sekhmet holding a sistrum; and two standing figures of Sekhmet, all 6th Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
    2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high (18)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swedish private collection, formed in the 1920s.