• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 7TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 7TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Seated upright with alert expression, tail curled around the right side of the body, mounted
    4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    French private collection, acquired by the present owner's great grandfather in North Africa during the 1920s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION