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Amulet of a Cat with Kitten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1075-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period or later
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 11/16 in. (2.5 x 1.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.102
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet of a Cat with Kitten, ca. 1075-30 B.C.E. Faience, 1 x 11/16 in. (2.5 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.102. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.480.102_profile1_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE profile, 08.480.102_profile1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gray-blue faience figure of lion (or lioness?) seated on his haunches. Facing front, cat (?) between its front paws. Oblong base, section between front paws and body open. Loop joins back of head to body. Condition: Good. Base slightly chipped. Faience of fine quality.
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     <em>Amulet of a Cat with Kitten</em>, ca. 1075-30 B.C.E. Faience, 1 x 11/16 in. (2.5 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.102. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.480.102_profile1_PS9.jpg)