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Egyptian bronze cat with kittens, 712-30 BC

Egyptian bronze cat with kittens, 712-30 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1269043
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $2,200.00 
Bronze cat seated on haunches with two small kittens at her feet, both encircled by the curled tail.
The cat’s ears pierced and adorned with tiny gold earrings. Loop for suspension on the back.
Cats were associated to Bastet, the cat-headed goddess of Bubastis, patroness of women and a goddess of maternity.
For similar cats in the Petrie Museum Oxford cf. items no. UC36440, UC62229 and UC62228.
Bronze
Egyptian, Late Period, 712-30 BC
H. 6 cm (2.36 in)
Fine example with nice green and cuprite patina. Broken between the two wasters on the base and reattached across the forepaws and the tail. On old wood mount.
Private NYC collection, acquired in the 1950s – 60s. Thence US art market (data to the buyer).

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