LARGE BRONZE HEAD OF A CAT
EGYPTIAN, LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-30 B.C.
From a separately cast figure of a cat, the large eyes with irises originally inlaid, the pupils with traces of gilding, the short whiskers and ears incised, a scarab in relief between the ears.
Height 14.6 cm.
Charles Ratton, Paris, 1960s
Evelyn Annenberg Hall (1912-2005): Christie’s, New York, 9 December 2005, lot 72
Private collection, Switzerland, 2007-2020
For a similar head, (size 12 cm.) see S. Schoske and D. Wildung, Gott und Gotter im Alten Agypten, exhibition catalogue, Germany, 1993, p. 12, no. 3.
Price on request