26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA DYNASTY XXVI (664-525 B.C.)
Seated, with ears erect and pierced, wearing a cowrie shell necklace and central aegis, the tail curled around the right haunch, three short tangs on the base, mounted
5½ in. (14 cm.) high excl. tangs
Galerie Arete, Zurich.
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 57.
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