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Egyptian Bronze Shrew Adornment (from Sarcophagus) Lot 4A Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 5

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263787038690 LOT 4ASeller's Estimate: USD 1,500 - 2,000 Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. A charming cast bronze shrew - bigger than the actual animal it is based upon - that was a common adornment of a sarcophagus. The adult Egyptian pygmy shrew is one of the smallest mammals on earth, weighing just 7 grams, but they are voracious eaters. In fact, the ancient Egyptian word for the animal was "voracious" and they were associated with the solar deity. Thousands of mummified shrews, given as offerings to try to intercede with the gods, have been found underneath Egyptian temples. Size: 3.1" W x 1" H (7.9 cm x 2.5 cm); 1.45" H (3.7 cm) on included custom stand. See a very similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #136156 Condition Report: End of tail is lost. Otherwise in nice condition, with mottled deep blue-green patina. Mounted on a modern marble stand. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Ancient / Ethnographic / Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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