Head of cat figurine - 910x269.632_1

910x269.632_1

Head of cat figurine

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Probably from Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
2.7 x 2 x 2 cm
Object number: 910X269.632
Not on view
DescriptionA less common alternative to the cow form of Hathor is the cat, associated with birth, re-birth, and the Solar Eye who fights the enemies of Ra in the form of a cat. The standard posture for cat figurines is sitting on its haunches with the front legs straight and the tail tucked behind the right leg.
Collection:
Egypt
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