11 December 1996
A large bronze seated cat
Ptolemaic, circa 4th Century B.C.
With tail curled round its right side and traces of a chased collar, two heavy tangs under the forepaws and tail for attachment, mounted on square stone base
13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high
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Condition: repaired with consolidating restoration undertaken in the British Museum's conservation laboratory prior to 1962.
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