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(#22) An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a Cat, 21st/26th Dynasty, 1075-525 B.C.
An Egyptian Bronze Figure of a Cat, 21st/26th Dynasty, 1075-525 B.C. sacred to the goddess Bastet, seated with head held high and long tail curled around to the front, and wearing an engraved necklace of cowrie shells with Eye of Horus pendant on the breast, the finely-modeled head with grooved whiskers, indented nostrils, large rounded eyes, and erect pierced ears with striated markings. Height 8 1/16 in. 20.5 cm.