Egyptian Bronze Figure of a Cat, 26th-30th Dynasty
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1122578
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Seated bronze cat with arched back and noble posture of the head. The tail curled around to the right forepaw.
The head with engraved mouth and large eyes, the erect ears with incised details. The front of the forepaws striated.
The animal is wearing a necklace with a rudimentary Eye of Horus pendant.
Cats were the embodiment of Bastet, goddess of Bubastis and patroness of joy and women.
Egypt, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-332 BC
H. 5.4 cm (2.1 in)
H. with stand 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
Intact, fine condition. Solid cast bronze without sprues.
Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)
Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed