• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 343

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE HIPPOPOTAMUS

    PREDYNASTIC PRIOD, CIRCA 3200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE HIPPOPOTAMUS
    PREDYNASTIC PRIOD, CIRCA 3200 B.C.
    Naively modelled, a circular hollowed out projection pierced by four holes on its back
    1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high


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    Cf. J. Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1983, no. 1976 for similar.

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    Provenance

    European private collection.
    German private collection; sold Christie's New York, 13 June 2000, lot 204.


    Pre-Lot Text

    EGYPTIAN PART II


    Literature

    Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIV, 2003, no. 193.