WOOD SEATED CAT

WOOD SEATED CAT

Dedicated to the goddess Bastet, adored as goddess of fertility.
Roughly carved out of wood, seated upright on a cartouche-shaped base, her ears erect in an alert attitude, forelegs and paws together, tail curled around right side of body, her back curved. Paint flaked off, traces of white gesso, tree rings visible at the back.

Ex priv. coll. L. J., Netherlands 2003-2017, acq. from AAG Amsterdam, 2021; former coll. Dullaert, Amsterdam
H.20,3 cm. Intact, tip of one ear chipped off

Late – Ptolemaic Period, 3rd – 1st cent. BC

 5.750

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