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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Deir el-Bahari (found)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:

    674-1905

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of a seated cat figurine, in blue glazed composition with spots painted in black. The figure sits on its haunches, with tail tucked around its back legs, on a moulded base. Only the back half remains.

There is a small round hole underneath the base, possibly from where the figurine would originally have been attached to a mount or other object.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Deir el-Bahari (found)

Date

c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition

Dimensions

Length: 4 cm, Height: 3.5 cm

Object history note

Found at Deir el-Bahari, 1904-5 excavation season.

Descriptive line

Cat figurine, blue and black glazed composition, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, New Kingdom

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

G. Pinch, Votive Offerings to Hathor (Oxford: Griffith Institute, 1993): 184-5, Pl. 42b

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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