London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STEATITE FIGURE OF A SEATED HUNCHBACKED DWARF
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C., ALEXANDRIAN
Wearing spotted cap with twisted rim, his cheeks puffed out to play pipes (now missing), his left foot playing the clappers, with rounded stomach and prominent navel, on integral base, mounted
2 in. (7 cm.) high
Dr Fouquet collection: sold Paris, Galerie Georges Petit (expert Arthur Sambon), Collection du Dr Fouquet, du Caire, I, 12-14 June 1922, no. 27.
French private collection.
Sold Christie's London, 26 April 2006, lot 264.
Ink inscribed label on base.
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