Lot 12
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An Egyptian Bronze Head of a Cat, 21st/26th Dynasty, 1075-525 B.C.

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 USD
Sold
11,875 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Bronze Head of a Cat
  • Bronze
with engraved whiskers and ears (one restored), the eyes recessed for inlay, a scarab formerly inset on the crown of the head.

Provenance

H. Phelps Clawson (1892-1975), Buffalo, New York
Thomas and Geraldine Dent, received as a gift from the above
by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Hamilton Phelps Clawson was an archaeologist (in Egypt 1927-1931), poet, photographer, world traveler and later in life curator of anthropology at the Buffalo Museum of Science and director of the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, N.Y.  Many fine Egyptian antiquities from his estate were sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, on November 20th and 21st, 1975.
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