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Cat on a handle, 664–30 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904

Cat on a handle - Egypt - Late Period–Ptolemaic Period B.) Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H.) Credit Line: Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 Metmuseum

Cat Statuette Period: Macedonian-Ptolemaic Period Date: 332–30 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Bronze, leaded

“Cat Statuette,” BCE, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cats were king in ancient Egypt. This bronze one stands majestically, as cats often do.

A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor. Ancient alien?

A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.

Statuette of Amun, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 945–715 B.C.  The god Amun (“the hidden one”) first came into prominence at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. From the New Kingdom onward, Amun was arguably the most important god in the Egyptian pantheon. As a creator god, Amun is most often identified as Amun-Re (in the typical Egyptian blending of deities, Amun is combined with Re, the principal solar god).

Gold statue of Amun - Third Intermediate Period Dynasty: Dynasty 22 Date: ca. Geography: From Egypt; Possibly from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Karnak Medium: Gold Dimensions: h.

Cat amulet Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 26–29 Date: 664–380 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Faience

Cat amulet Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty Date: B. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Faience

Outer coffin of Queen Merytamun (M10C 119) | Photograph by Harry Burton ~ 1929 ~ Archives of the Egyptian Expedition ~ Department of Egyptian Art.

Outer coffin of Egyptian Queen Merytamun Photograph by Harry Burton, Archives of the Egyptian Expedition, Department of Egyptian Art

Figurine, cat - First Persian Period–Late Period, Dynasty 27–30, 525–332 B.C., Egypt - Wood - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Egypt - Figurine, cat - First Persian Period–Late Period, Dynasty BC - Wood

Cat, 664–30 B.C.. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.2.812) #cats

Cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Copper alloy

Statuette of cat, 664–30 B.C.  Country of Origin Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.4.9) #cats

Statuette of cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: cupreous alloy The cat goddess Bastet, goddess of joy.

Shabti of Painedjem, ca. 1070–945 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.981)

Shabti of Painedjem, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Edward S.

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