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Squatting Cat Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-343 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 15/16 x 7/16 x 11/16 in. (2.4 x 1.1 x 1.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1284E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Squatting Cat Amulet, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 15/16 x 7/16 x 11/16 in. (2.4 x 1.1 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1284E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1284E_view2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1284E_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Medium green-blue glazed faience amulet representing a cat squatting with its forelegs rigid between its rear legs. There is a loop decorated with three ribs on the animals back. The base is straight edged in the front and rounded in the rear. The tail curved around on the base on the right side. Condition: Much of bottom of base is missing, and only the right corner of its front edge is preserved; incrustation in most hollows; face is fading.
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