Statue of a cat



Accession Number
W87
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 106mm | Width: 34mm | Depth: 59mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Cat

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Description

A copper alloy figure of a cat. Such statues were either votive offerings, or were put on the top of cat coffins. Cats were sacred to the goddess Bastet. This object was purchased by Wellcome in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 77]

Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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