• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY FEMALE FIGURE

    PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3800-3300 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY FEMALE FIGURE
    PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3800-3300 B.C.
    Hand-modelled of burnished reddish-brown fabric fired to black in places, depicted seated, the legs a single tapering mass, the arms lowered, the stomach protruding, the rounded rectangular head with a pinched nose
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) long


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    For a similar example see p. 19, fig. 11 in Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, I.

    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.


    Literature

    M. Suzuki and A. Hori, eds., Egypt - The Emergence and Development of Dynastic Civilization, 1990, p. 27, no. 17.
    T. Makiko, ed., Fertility Goddess of the Ancient Orient, Tokyo, 1994, p.12.


    Exhibited

    Tokyo, Ancient Orient Museum, and elsewhere, Egypt - The Emergence and Development of Dynastic Civilization, 1990.
    Tokyo, Ancient Orient Museum, Fertility Goddess of the Ancient Orient, 1994.