Such a fun vintage statue with ashtray. A MCM tourist souvenir perhaps hawked at the pyramids or the souk. The center tray has raised hieroglyphs and is removable from the base. The head of Cleopatra or Nefertari is screwed on (LOL) the base easily removed or to stand alone as decor. This quirky piece has been in my collection since the late 1990, always with the ill-fitting saucer. Traveling in Egypt I saw many of its grandeurs especially Cleopatra. As for Nefertari the joke has always been on me at 16, I was at the Berlin Museum all agog to see her, alas she was visiting my US home NYC at the Met. So never well met, perhaps my travels will be renewed so I can visit her. This lovely exotic piece is a pipe dream maker, just looking at it spirits me away to moon, pyramids and minarets.
well-kept see photos
Can be polished extra bright but I love the patina