Seated boys, shown naked with bullae on their chests. The boy on the left embraces his companion, while the other holds a little dog with shaggy fur.
The big round heads are shaved except for the side curl of the youth. The curls are short and thick.
The eyes are raised and show a smooth surface contoured by deepened lines. The corners of the mouth are recessed.
Published as item no. 60, p. 17, pl. 78 in: Paul Pedrizet. Les terres cuites grecques d’Égypte de la collection Fouquet. Paris 1921. (copy of the publication record joined)
The design of the eyes and the thick curl are characteristic of the period from 200-225 AD.
Remains of the original white coat that covered the item. Made of two halves, without vent hole. Ink inscribed bottom: 77x9.
Egyptian, Roman Severan, 200-225 AD
W. 10.6 cm (4.2 in)
H. 9 cm (3.5 in)
H. with stand 10 cm (3.9 in)
One leg missing, otherwise intact and fine. Old custom black lucite base.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Daniel Marie Fouquet, Cairo, around 1900.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.