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LOT 016

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,740 - 7,100
USD ($) 5,090 - 7,640

EGYPTIAN BRONZE HEAD OF A CAT
(Bronze, 190 grams, 84 mm excluding stand.).

Circa 4th century BC. A hollow cast feline head with long ovoid ears, protrusive brow and cheeks, discoid eyes and finely modelled muzzle; supplied with a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Rousseau collection, acquired in France in 1970.

FOOTNOTES:
The figure of the cat symbolised the goddess Bastet, who was associated with fertility and festivity. Figurines of Bastet cast in bronze were erected in temples as votives.

CONDITION