Statue of a bat



Hilton Price Number
HP2602
Current Location
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Museum Accession Number
F 1933/6.1
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt, Benha
Measurements
Height: 9 inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Bat

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Description

Bat, with sharp pointed nose, large prick ears, pierced for ear-rings, full cheeks, and mammæ, and its forelegs or arms are broken off short at the elbow. It is seated after the manner of kangaroos. Its hind legs to the knees are 2¼ inches in length, its tail is brought round on the left side. The head is thrown forward, and it appears to have wings folded upon its back ; below the shoulders is a division, and the whole of the back, including wings, arms and neck, is covered with a reticulated pattern. H. 9 in. Bronze. Benha.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Link To Museum Catalogue

https://www.rmo.nl/en/collection/search-collection/collection-piece/?object=13266