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Weight in Form of a Cat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze, silver, lead
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.424E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Weight in Form of a Cat, 305–30 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
    IMAGE 3/4 front, 37.424E_threequarter_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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