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An Egyptian miniature bronze sarcophagus for an ichneumon

Stock Number: y919
An Egyptian miniature bronze sarcophagus for an ichneumon (mongoose).
Price
Sales price $980.00

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Description

An Egyptian miniature bronze sarcophagus for an ichneumon (mongoose). The mongoose was sacred in Egyptian religion and symbolised underworld spirits. It was revered for its ability to kill snakes. 

Origin:

Late Period 664 to 332 B.C., Egypt

Dimensions:

Length: 6 cm / Height: 3 cm

Condition:

Built up verdigris patina with earth accretions evident; in good condition.