27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
GBP 500 - GBP 800
AN EGYPTIAN GRANO-DIORITE KNIFE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A GRASSHOPPER
PROBABLY LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
With bulbous eyes and legs folded, knees protruding above its back, the body elongated to form the handle grip, terminating in a deeply cut groove to hold the blade (now missing)
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long
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