29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF AN IBIS
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Striding with left leg forward, the head with incised details of the eyes and beak, on integral rectangular plinth
6¼ in. (16 cm.) long
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