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Seated Cat Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Sheet gold
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3/4 x 7/16 in. (1.9 x 1.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.211
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Amulet in the form of a seated cat cut from sheet gold. Made by impressing in a die; modelling indicated, but almost no details. Only small portion of edge turned under. Pierced twice at ears and again to indicate eye. Rough work. Condition: Slightly bent. Broken at ear.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Seated Cat Amulet, 664-30 B.C.E. Sheet gold, 3/4 x 7/16 in. (1.9 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.211. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.211_View1.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.08.480.211_View1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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