11 June 2003
AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE CAT AMULET
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Seated erectly upon an integral plinth, the tail wrapped around its right side, a ridged suspension loop at the nape of its neck, the details of the facial features incised
1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) high
Inherited by the current owner in the early 1970s
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For a similar example see fig. 28g in Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt.
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