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.