LARGE BRONZE SEATED CAT

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LARGE BRONZE SEATED CAT
Seated upright with alert expression and ears erect, each ear twice pierced for earring, eyes recessed for inlay, neck-cord in relief with square central amulet, neck cord fastened with knot at back of neck, forelegs and paws together, tail curled around right side of body. Cast hollow, prong under forepaws

Ex coll. J.W.B. Polak, Netherlands, 1950-60s; thence by descent H. J. v. Dam, Netherlands
H. 25 cm. Dark green patina. One hind paw and end of tail restored, repatinated in places, repair at neck. Mounted on wooden stand

Late Period, after 600 BC

Cf. G. Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltinmore 1946, no. 650, pl. XCVIII; S. Schoske-D. Wildung, Gott und Götter im Alten Aegypten, Berlin 1992, no. 105, pp.152-3

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