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LOT 0008

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,500 - 3,750

Sold for (Inc. bp): £6,240

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EGYPTIAN RED GRANITE HIPPOPOTAMUS
MIDDLE KINGDOM-NEW KINGDOM, 2133-1070 B.C.

A carved red granite figure modelled in the round as a standing hippopotamus, with stub legs and naturalistic facial detailing. 3 1/4 in. (117 grams, 81 mm). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Acquired before 1875.
19th century Frossart collection, France.