AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Hollow cast, depicted seated with the forepaws together, the tail wrapped around the right side of the body and extending in front of the right forepaw, the musculature well defined, with large lidded eyes, a slender nose, indented nostrils and incised whiskers, the ears pierced, preserving a gold hoop earrings, adorned with an incised broad collar, a wadjet-eye amulet suspended below
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high