London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION FIGURE OF TUERIS
CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The pregnant hippopotamus-headed deity wearing a tripartite wig, standing with the left leg advanced, 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high; and a group of mainly glazed composition amulets including three similar figures of Tueris; a seated baboon; a kneeling figure of Shu; Isis and Harpocrates; Thoth; seated Sekhmet holding a sistrum; and two standing figures of Sekhmet, all 6th Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high (18)
Formerly in a Swedish private collection, formed in the 1920s.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3002
+44 (0)20 7752 3219
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The most significant charity auction ever staged is 100 per cent sold after 10 days of online sales and three days of live auctions
Christie’s G. Max Bernheimer explains why David Rockefeller loved this 3,400-year old Egyptian portrait
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
PurseBop outlines the four stages that mark the evolution of an Hermès connoisseur, and the bags that accompany each
Why the French Impressionist’s paintings of the Saint-Lazare train station are among his greatest achievements