Medium: Bronze, gold
Dates:30 B.C.E. to 3rd century C.E.
Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 13/16 in. (6 x 4.4 x 4.6 cm)
Accession Number: 36.114
Catalogue Description: A small bronze head of a cat to base of neck. The ears are pierced and have gold discoid and pendant earrings which appear to be ancient and contemporary with the head. The eyes were originally inset and still have extensive traces of the glass inlay. There are slight incisions on the large ears. The interior of the head is hollow and corroded. Remnants of linen adhere to this interior surface. The head is probably from a small chest or sarcophagus containing the mummy of an animal. It is a late piece. Condition, the base is nicked, the surface appears to be peeling in spots.