26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FOUR-FALCON WEIGHT(?)
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Consisting of two pairs of back-to-back falcons joined at the feet, each falcon wearing a collar, 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) high; a Romano-Egyptian bronze snake with raised bearded head, punched circles indicate the scales, tip of tail missing, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long; and a steatite figure of a turtle, with raised head, incised features with roughly cut carapace plates, the legs indicated on the underside, perhaps late 1st millennium B.C. rather than earlier, 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long (3)
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Animals, 1981, I, nos. 66 and 45 (items one and three).
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