Lot 4
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An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Figure of a Ram, Late 12th/13th Dynasty, Circa 1800-1540 B.C.

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Description

  • An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Figure of a Ram
  • Faience
  • Length 2 9/16 in. 6.5 cm.; Height 1 7/8 in. 4.8 cm.
recumbent on a fragmentary oblong base with the head turned to the right and the left foreleg raised, with ribbed horns and short tail, the details painted in black.

Provenance

acquired by the present owner’s late husband in the 1970s

Literature

Dietrich Wildung, et al., Entdeckungen. Ägyptische Kunst in Süddeutschland, catalogue of the exhibition at the Bayerischen Landesbank, Munich, Mainz am Rhein, 1985, no. 37, illus.

Catalogue Note

For related examples cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals. Egyptian Art in the Middle Kingdom, Cambridge, England, 1988, nos. 106, 108, and 110 (a lion, baboon, cat, and hedgehog).
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