8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HANDLE
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
On the top edge of a slightly curving flange perforated at the center for attachment, the couple in coitus a tergo, the male kneeling, the female figure on her hands and knees before him, her hair arranged in a melon coiffure, his hair full with a very flat top
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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For a similar example compare a small bronze from the Museo Borgia, pp. 88-89 in Grant, et al., Eros in Pompeii. The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples.
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