6 December 2007
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE TOAD
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 640-30 B.C.
Raised up on its front legs, the rear legs folded, with a ridged back, the short face with bulging eyes and a slit mouth, on a thin oval integral plinth
2 7/16 in. (8 cm.) long
Dr. Gunger Tezel, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970.
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Two varieties of toad are native to Egypt, Bufo regularis and Bufo viridis. For depictions of related toads and frogs see nos. 37 and 38 in Arnold, An Egyptian Bestiary.
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