national gallery, rome: marble butts appreciation
Whip handle in shape of a horse
This handle is made from ivory and painted to look like a horse. It is 14.6cm long (5 3/4 inch.)
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390 - 1353 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
Amsterdam: PN Van Kempen ,1850-1854.,ht
Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library
Double-sided votive relief, Egyptian, 305-30 B.C.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
A very telling photo …shot by Mario De Biasi
Agate box in the shape of a lady’s head - London, circa 1760.
From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.