Offering Figure



Hollow pottery statuette of a figure that may represent the owner, an offering bearer or a servant. Both hands are supporting an object. Head and base missing. Marked by the excavator with the number 790 on the back in ink. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, pitted, surface dirt. Purchased for Sir Henry Wellcome at Sotheby's 12-17 July 1911 (Hilton Price collection) lot 736/7: Two early Vases of red pottery, with pointed ovoid bodies and narrow lips; Nagada; (3784-3785). Three others of varied form and size, from Beni-Hasan and Thebes; (3340, 4875). And a large Bowl, and a curious Model in coarse red pottery; XII dynasty; from Beni-Hasan; (3781, 4873-74)”.