26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED WOODEN SARCOPHAGUS FOR A SHREW OR MONGOOSE
LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, 664-30 B.C.
Of tapering trapezoid form, the side panels painted with a walking shrew or mongoose, with long tail and pointed snout, the top with a central yellow trapezoid with a burgundy border, the end panels now missing; and an Egyptian bronze shrine surmounted by a figure of a lizard, circa 7th-1st Century B.C.
5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) and 3½ in. (9 cm.) long respectively (2)
Item one: Charles Ede Ltd., London.
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Animals, 2004, VI, no. 25 (item one).
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