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Two Mummified Cats

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
22A
Sold for:
$15,990$13,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Two Mummified Cats, Ancient Egypt, standing wrapped in coarse linen, painted eyes, nose, ears, and whiskers, mounted on a round stand (now unstable), in a domed glass case, ht. to 21 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the Gabriel Hakim collection, featured in the New York World-Telegram, Monday, December 11, 1939, with a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Hakim behind the two mummified cats.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

in fragile condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Cat, Corporeal undead, Culture, Hakim, Linen, Mummy

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