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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
    Hollow cast, well modelled, depicted seated with the forepaws together, its long tail curving forward around the proper right side, the tip of the tail reaching the paws, her ears erect, the narrow eyes bulging slightly, traces of an incised necklace, a tenon below the forelegs for insertion
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high excluding tenon


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, acquired in the early 1970s.