28 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT HEAD
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 600-400 B.C.
With strongly defined features including eyes with prominent tooled outline, a scarab modelled on the forehead between the ears, the latter with traces of pierced holes at their base, mounted
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
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PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED:
Le Don du Nil: Art Egyptien dans les collections Suisses, Basle, 1978, p. 91, no. 328.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premiumPlease note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
Formerly in a Swiss private collection.