Figurine, cat, steatite, maker unknown, Egypt, modern

Made in Egypt

Figurine, cat, steatite, maker unknown, Egypt, modern

The figurine is carved in the shape of a cat from a pale grey steatite. A suspension hole has been drilled through the head.

Summary

Object No.

A6494-34

Physical Description

Figurine, cat, steatite, maker unknown, Egypt, modern

The figurine is carved in the shape of a cat from a pale grey steatite. A suspension hole has been drilled through the head.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

28 mm

Width

25 mm

Depth

10 mm

Production

Notes

The cat was regarded as a sacred animal by the ancient Egyptians.

Made

null

History

Notes

This is part of a large collection of antiquities, including Egyptian faience figures, bronze figurines, scarabs and earthenware objects. They originate from Egypt, Italy, India and the Middle East.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Figurine, cat, steatite, maker unknown, Egypt, modern 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 February 2018, <https://ma.as/186512>

Wikipedia

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