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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    THREE EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA EROTICA

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    THREE EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA EROTICA
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    One a symplegma depicting a macrophallic figure, perhaps a Sem-priest, identifiable by his side lock, and his lover, the male kneeling, his head turned to his right, holding a tambourine above his phallus, the female seated with her head turned to her left and resting on his phallus, a small cup in her left hand, on an integral plinth; one a macrophallic grotesque, the nude figure with a skewed mouth, bent nose, and enormous ears, his emaciated body revealing his bulging spine, seated with his knees bent, his hands resting on his phallus, a perforation through the neck for suspension; and one a symplegma depicting a macrophallic figure, perhaps a Sem-priest, and his lover, the male standing, his head turned to his left, his grimacing face with a lolling tongue, the female seated on a vessel and straddling his phallus, her head turned to her left and resting on his phallus, a small cup in her left hand, on an integral plinth
    Largest: 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).