London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A FINE EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED CAT
SAITE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-525 B.C.
With alert expression, the facial details finely modelled, ears pierced, one with attached single gold pendant earring, scarab in relief between the ears, wearing beaded cowrie shell necklace with Sekhmet-headed aegis at front and supported by panther-headed counterpoise at back, tied with three ribbons, tail curled around with tip missing, mounted
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high
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