An Egyptian indurated limestone figure of Taueret. 26th Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C.

The goddess in typical pose, with swollen belly and pendulous breasts, wearing a striped tripartite wig and broad collar, an incised crocodile tail running down her back, 31/8in (8cm) high, some damage, mounted. Sold for £2,160

Provenance:  Ex New York private collection, previously in the Blanchard Collection, Cairo.

Literature:  For a similar example cf. H. Schloegel, Geschenck des Nils. Ägyptische Kuntswerk aus Schweizer Besitz, (Basel 1978), nos.305 & 306.

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