Weight in Form of a Cat
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Bronze, silver, lead
ca. 1550-30 B.C.E.
Dynasty 26 or later
New Kingdom or later
2 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in., 0.6 lb. (5.7 x 2.9 x 6 cm, 257.52 g) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Weight in Form of a Cat, ca. 1550-30 B.C.E. Bronze, silver, lead, 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in., 0.6 lb. (5.7 x 2.9 x 6 cm, 257.52 g). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.424E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.424E_threequarter_PS2.jpg)
3/4 front, 37.424E_threequarter_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Bronze statuette representing a recumbent cat upon a high base. The plinth in straight-edged in the front and rounded in the rear; its sides are curved concavely. The cat's tail curves around on the top of the right side of the base. There are thin loops of silver wire around the front legs: the loop on the left leg is only partially preserved. A thin wire loop pierces the right ear and serves as an earring.
Condition: Large chip in upper left rear of base.
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