This is a wonderful and large ancient faience amulet of a cat with very nice details.
The cat has a collar round its neck and wears a pectoral/amulet on its check.
The face is very fine with black eyes and detailed ears. Such nice details are normaly
only on very fine bronze cats like the Gayer-Anderson cat in The Bristish Museum.
Date: Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, circa 664 - 30 B.C.
Size: ca. 3,6 cm; c. 1.42 inches
Provenance: private collection of Tom D. Dijk, a Dutch antiques dealer who lived in Saint Louis, Missouri.
He was born in northern Holland and worked from 1940 to 1945 in the Dutch underground. Mr. Dijk was later
honored for his work by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. He died Dec. 18, 2001.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.