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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED CAT

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-332 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED CAT
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-332 B.C.
    Hollow cast, depicted in an upright, seated posture, with the tail curling around the right side of the body, both pierced ears adorned with additional gold earrings with garnet and green glass pendants, wearing an aegis necklace with counterpoise, with porphyry mount
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    French private collection, given as a gift to the present owner's father in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION