Egyptian Ptolemaic ithyphallic pottery figure

E39

£350.00

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A pottery figure depiciting a seated naked youth with a side-lock and exaggerated phallus extended before him. The figure holds a tombour to his chest. Although this type of figure is often considered to represent Harpocrates it is also thought that it may represent a Memphite priest as these also wore side-locks on their otherwise shaved heads.

Culture
Egypt, Ptolemaic period, late 4th to 2nd Century BC

Size
13 x 9.5 cms, 17.2 cms including stand

Condition
Losses and chipping as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Denmark; part of an ethnographica collection acquired in the mid to late 20th Century. Supplied with a fitted 1960’s/70’s black painted wood display block.

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