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LOT 0071

Estimate
GBP (£) 700 - 900
EUR (€) 820 - 1,060
USD ($) 880 - 1,130

Sold for (Inc. bp): £910

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SCYTHIAN GILT SILVER CAT HEAD WITH INLAID EYES
6TH CENTURY B.C.-3RD CENTURY A.D.

A sheet-silver animal head modelled in the half-round as a roaring feline with large pricked ears, stylised facial detailing, green glass cabochons set into the eyes, baring teeth and tongue; remains of gilding; fill and loop to reverse. 1 in. (16.4 grams, 27 mm). Fine condition.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired before 1983.
Ex London gallery, 1990s.