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Small Egyptian Cat Sculpture

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Small Egyptian Cat Sculpture

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Description

This beautiful reproduction is based on an original Egyptian sculpture from the Late Dynastic period (712–332 B.C.), now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. The bronze cat figure, found in Saqqara, is hollow, indicating that it was probably used as a container for mummified remains. In its subtle modeling and stylized features, the sculptor has captured the lithe aloofness and dignity characteristic of the feline. A collar is engraved around the neck, from which is suspended an wedjat-eye pectoral for protection and well-being.

Details

  • Cast bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • 3 1/4”H x 1 1/2”W x 2 1/4”D including base

Care: Wipe with a soft cloth; do not use abrasive cleaners. Made in the USA.

Your purchase supports the Met’s collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art.

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