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4 1/2" x 3"


663-525 BC
Hollow bronze cat head, the sacred animal of the Egyptian Sun God. The earliest Egyptian remains of a cat were found in a tomb at the Predynastic site of Mostagedda, near modern Asyut, suggesting that the Egyptians were already keeping cats as pets in the late fourth millennium BC. Green patina with a light earthen encrustation. 26th Dynasty.

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