Cat Head - Egyptian

Cat Head - Egyptian

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Product Number:21273

Size:

3 1/2" x 3"

Date:

663-525 BC
Hollow, bronze cathead, the sacred animal of the Egyptian Sun God. The earliest Egyptian depiction of the cat took the form of three hieroglyph symbols, each representing seated cats. These formed part of the phase 'Lord of the City of Cats' inscribed on a stone block from El-Lisht, which may date as early as the reign of Pepy II, 2278-2184 BC. Green patina with a light earthen encrustation. 26th Dynasty.

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