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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Seated on its haunches with alert expression, forelegs and paws together, tail curled around the right side of the body, the ears pierced and wearing a single gold earring in right ear, with an incised broad collar and pendant aegis on the chest, on integral 's3'-sa (protection) sign base, mounted
    4 5/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of the antiquarian bookseller, Jacques Vellekoop (1926-2007), London; acquired prior to 1991.