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Copper alloy figure of a cat

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Copper alloy figure of a cat


C.B. Marlay






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


Technique Description



height 37 cm
width 11 cm
depth 25 cm


approx A.D. 200


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

C.B. Marlay Bequest


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


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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