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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 140

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT HEAD

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 600-400 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swiss private collection.