London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN STEATITE 'EROTIC' FIGURINE
CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The squatting male figure holding part of an over-sized phallus, 2 in. (5 cm.); a Graeco-Egyptian green basanite arm, the detailed hand clenched around an object (now missing), 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long; and an Egyptian gesso-painted wooden ibis head with striated beak, additional inlaid eyes, 6¼ in. (16.7 cm.) long, both circa 3rd-1st Century B.C. (3)
Items one and two: formerly in the Maurice Nahman Collection (1868-1948).
Item three: formerly in a Swiss private collection.
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