London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED COMPOSITION MODEL OF A FIG
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, CIRCA 1985-1650 B.C.
The bulbous fruit pulled to a pointed tip
1½ in. (4 cm.) long
Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).
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Cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Cambridge, 1988, p. 102, no. 87, for similar funerary offerings from Lisht, Abydos, Hawara and other sites, dated to the Middle Kingdom/Second Intermediate Period.
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