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Copper alloy figure of a cat


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Title/s

Copper alloy figure of a cat

Collection

C.B. Marlay

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

cat. Probably from the top of a case for a mummified cat. The eyes are inlaid with glass and foil. The cat was cast upside-down and the surface has the appearance of fur; this was part of the original casting. The cat wears a necklace and wedjat eye over the left pectoral and has a scarab on top of her head. These two features are associated with Ra the sun god.

Field Collection

Egypt

Technique Description

inlaid

Dimensions

height 37 cm
width 11 cm
depth 25 cm

Date

approx A.D. 200

Provenance

bequeathed: Marlay, Charles Brinsley 1912 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Documentation

  1. Ashton, S.A.
    (2004) Roman Egyptomania , London : Golden House Publications (2004) London: Golden House Publications [page: 162 & 163]

Material/s

copper alloy

Accession Number

E.4.1912 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 51337; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-05-09)

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