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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER MODEL OF A HUNTING DOG
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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER MODEL OF A HUNTING DOG

DYNASTY I-II, CIRCA 2900 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER MODEL OF A HUNTING DOG
DYNASTY I-II, CIRCA 2900 B.C.
With traces of greenish-brown paint on its collar, ears and tail, mounted
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long
Provenance
Acquired in Egypt between 1956-1958.
Sold to benefit The Hans Goedicke Foundation for Egyptology.
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Lot Essay

The truncated legs suggest this may have been a gaming piece. Cf. G. Steindorff, Egyptian Sculpture at The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1946, pl. I, no. 7 for an ivory gaming piece dog. Also, cf. Exhibition catalogue, Le Don du Nil, Basle, 1978, nos. 70 and 99 a-b, both formerly in the Kofler-Truniger collection and said to have come from Abydos.

For a full discussion of dogs in Ancient Egypt, cf. M. Rice, Swifter than the Arrow, The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt, London, 2006.

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