• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Seated with tail curled around right side, both ears pierced, with later gold hoop earring, with restoration, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high; a turquoise faience fragmentary shabti, holding pick and hoe, remains of 5 lines of hieroglyphs, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high, both mounted; and another turquoise faience shabti, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    English private collection, acquired by the present owner's grandfather in Paris in the 1950s-1960s.