FAIENCE AMULET OF CAT WITH KITTENS
Egypt, blue faience amulet of cat, seated in alert pose, body with black spots, two tiny kittens on top of head, three kittens seated underneath belly, one kitten in front on which cat’s left forepaw rests; suspension loop on back.
H. 4.4 cm. Kittens on top of head chipped.
Ex coll. H. de. Z, Netherlands; formerly coll. T. B., Germany, acquired before 1975.
Third Intermediate Period, 1069-525 BC
cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, p. 33, fig. 29d