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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    Hollow cast, depicted seated with the forepaws together, its long tail curving forward around the proper right side, the tip of the tail extending beyond the paws, the ears erect, the almond-shaped eyes well hollowed, an open cylinder extending from below the body and a tenon below the forelegs for insertion
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION