3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 16,250
A WESTERN ASIATIC ROCK CRYSTAL FELINE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The stylized figure recumbent, its legs folded under, the forelegs projecting, its head turned to its left, the wide face with a horizontal slit mouth, short ears and bulging almond-shaped eyes, perforated from the neck through to above the tail, its flank encircled by a band of gold sheet, embellished with rosettes of plain bosses encircled by granulation, bordered by twisted wire, contoured and perforated as a suspension loop on the underside
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long
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Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.
THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR