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LOT 0002

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GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,160 - 1,630
USD ($) 1,210 - 1,700

Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £210 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £210
EGYPTIAN WOODEN PANEL WITH SACRED COW HESAT
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 332-31 B.C.
23 1/4 x 18 in. (4.2 kg, 59 x 45.5 cm).

A rectangular wooden panel, possibly from a coffin, displaying a finely rendered painting of a cow with distinctive lyre-shaped horns, and a cord hanging from its neck; mounted in a glazed display frame. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Acquired since the 1980s.
From an old private family collection, thence by gift to family members.
Housed in a custom-made display frame from the 1970s.

FOOTNOTES:
This cow often represented the divine cow Hesat, a manifestation of the goddess Hathor.

CONDITION