Statue of a frog
A red terracotta hollow frog with traces of a white gesso covering. It dates to the Roman Period. Frogs were associated with fertility, likely due to their large numbers of offspring. The goddess Heqet, who was associated with childbirth, could take the form of a frog.
Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch [p. 429, nr. 3580]
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- 3580 (written on the side in black ink. Hilton Price number)
- Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 767 | J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 20–21 Oct 1931, Lot 650
- Auction Details
- Ancient Egyptian terra-cotta frog of the 1st Century, a remarkable specimen from the Myers Colection, perfect.