8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
This lot is offered without a reserve
THREE ROMAN TERRACOTTA FIGURES
EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Including a figure of Priapus, the bearded god standing between two date palms, his arms bent, holding his garment up to reveal his exaggerated phallus, now-fragmentary, wearing a kalathos fronted by a disk, on an integral plinth; a vessel in the form of Baubo, seated upon a rectangular plinth ornamented with a frieze of garlands, a baldric across her breasts, her right arm supporting her raised right leg, her left leg bent at the knee, her left hand touching her genitals, part of a now-missing handle at the right side of her head and neck, the vessel opening at the top of her head; and a figure of Baubo, the full-bodied squatting woman depicted nude but for an elaborate floral headdress, a sistrum in her right hand, an attribute in her left, her legs bent at the knees and positioned wide apart
Largest: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high (3)
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 30 April 1996, lot 18.
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An old collection label on the base of the Baubo vessel.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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