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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT WITH FIVE KITTENS

LATE PERIOD, CIRCA DYNASTY XXVI-XXX (664-343 B.C.)

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT WITH FIVE KITTENS
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA DYNASTY XXVI-XXX (664-343 B.C.)
The mother cat lying on left side with three nursing kittens, two others play at her chest and and with her tail, the mother wears a wedjat-eye(?) necklace, an inscription runs around the base reading: "Bastet, who gives ... offerings (for Tjarutja?)", highlighted in white
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long
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PUBLISHED:
Animals, 1981, I, no. 58; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 93.
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