London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT HEAD
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 600-400 B.C.
With strongly defined features including eyes with prominent tooled outline, a scarab modelled on the forehead between the ears, the latter with traces of pierced holes at their base, mounted
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Formerly in a Swiss private collection.
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PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED:
Le Don du Nil: Art Egyptien dans les collections Suisses, Basle, 1978, p. 91, no. 328.
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