<em>Statuette of Re as a Standing Tomcat</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (14.9 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.69.113_wwg8.jpg)

Statuette of Re as a Standing Tomcat

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (14.9 x 5.7 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 3MZM12, 43G

Accession Number: 69.113

Image: CUR.69.113_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Solid cast bronze tomcat. The cat is represented striding, in a human manner, on his hind legs. He wears a sleeveless shirt decorated with vertical striations and fringed bottom, and has human hands and arms. Both hands are held up before the chest. The left hand holds a lion-headed “aegis”. Set into the hole, which is pierced vertically through the right fist, is the cylindrical stub of an object which the figure once held. The ears are pierced, and there is a tang projecting from the bottom of each foot. Condition: Some incrustation and corrosion; otherwise good.

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