August 29-30, 2018 Fine Art, Asian & Antiques
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Late Ptolemaic period, Egypt. The small animal wrapped in appropriate material and now displayed on a museum stand with glass dome. The cat is 9” tall. In overall good condition, with normal deterioration from 2000 years of age. Note: This mummy has not been forensically tested. Almost all Egyptian gods were associated with some animal and was assumed the form of that particular beast. The main concentration of cat burials were at sights with an association of a feline deity. Cats were seen as the incarnation of Bastet, The Goddess of Music and Joy, Protector of Woman; whose cult center was at Bubastics in the Delta, but there were other feline deities elsewhere in Egypt.
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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