Friday, 3 May 2013

Rare Ancient Egyptian Falcon Sculpture Fetches over a Million Pounds

A rare Egyptian granite falcon (see post on 25 April)made during the 4th century BC went for £1,125,875 at a recent auction held by Christies.  It went to London sculpture dealer Daniel Katz.

The falcon had expected to have fetched between £100,000 and £150,000.

The carved sculpture was acquired in the 1840s by a French diplomat in Egypt and had remained in the same family until today. 

In October last year, Katz paid £3.6 million for the artwork’s sister piece - an Egyptian sculpture of the goddess Isis. - see Mail Online for full details of the sale.

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