6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 229,000
Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SCEPTER FINIAL
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, 1307-1196 B.C.
Cast in the form of a jackal head, well-modelled, with alert upright pointed ears, the eyes inlaid in obsidian and white stone, presumably limestone, the cosmetic lines and conforming brows recessed for now-missing inlays, a ridge between the eyes extending along the long snout, the mouth tightly closed, the long neck arched at the poll, the interior hollow, centered by a pointed tenon for attachment to a staff
4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high
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Collection of Madame Kismat Pilati, acquired in London, 1976.