AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD
AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD
AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD
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AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Lot sold:10,000GBP

Description

AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD


with painted details and bound in linen, held in a 19th century glazed wood box

box: 13cm. high, 57m. wide, 15cm. deep; 5in., 1ft. 10½in., 6in.

Condition Report

Gallery inspection recommended. The case shows its age and the timber is of a dry apperance. The mummfied cat should not be treated as an object to augmet an academic collection but rather as a curio. It is in un-conserved condition and has not been inspected out of its case.

X-ray images available on request.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Probably acquired for Robert Martin Berkeley (1823-1897) in the 19th century, possibly a gift from his brother-in-law Simon Scroope

Catalogue Note

For comparison see similar examples in the British Museum, London, which include those with the following museum numbers EA6753 and EA26847.

AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD
AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED CAT, PROBABLY ROMAN PERIOD
Lot Closed