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THREE EGYPTIAN BRONZE MINIATURE ANIMAL COFFINS
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THREE EGYPTIAN BRONZE MINIATURE ANIMAL COFFINS

LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC (664-30 B.C.)

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THREE EGYPTIAN BRONZE MINIATURE ANIMAL COFFINS
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC (664-30 B.C.)
Comprising a miniature bronze sarcophagus surmounted by the figure of an ichneumon, with finely incised details of pelt, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long; another surmounted by the coiled figure of a snake with reared head, 1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) long; and another with head lowered, two suspension loops on corners, 2 in. (5 cm.) long (3)
Provenance
Item one: sold Philips London, 20 September 2000, lot 2.
Item two: formerly in the collection of Mariette Pacha (1821-1881); given to Ambroise Baudry (1838-1906) and thence by descent: sold Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 17 March 2003, part lot 131.
Item three: Lord Amherst collection, possibly Sotheby's London, 13 June 1921, part lot 164.
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