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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 228

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION MODEL OF A CUCUMBER OR GOURD

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, CIRCA 1450-1000 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION MODEL OF A CUCUMBER OR GOURD
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, CIRCA 1450-1000 B.C.
    The elongated body pierced at both ends and with five attachment holes along one side
    4¼ in. (11 cm.) long


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    This was possibly part of a composite table of model funerary offerings, the attachment holes used to secure the whole ensemble, cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Cambridge, 1988, p. 102, no. 87, for model funerary offerings from Lisht, Abydos, Hawara and other sites, dated to the Middle Kingdom/Second Intermediate Period.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection.