Inv. n°: MMoCA538

Egyptian Bronze Seated Cat

She sits on her haunches, long front legs supporting the upper body, with the tail curled around the right side and extending beyond the front paws. The pierced ears are incised with parallel lines, and one gold earring remains in the left one.

h. 13.5 x w. 3.5 cm

Late Period, 26th-31st Dynasty 664-332 BC



  • Ex private collection (AG 625, R 155), France, Circa 1940
  • Acquired at Rupert Wace Ancient Art Limited, London, 22nd April 2010


  • P. Clayton, "Ancient Egypt" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, 2011, p. 47, fig. 25
  • C. Dauphin, Animals in the Ancient World. The Levett Bestiary, Levett Collection Series 2, France, 2014, pp. 31 and 87
  • C. Dauphin, Les animaux dans le monde antique. Le bestiaire Levett, Serie Collection Levett 2, France, 2016, p. 14, fig. 11, p. 78 and front cover


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011
  • Animal, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, 25th February 2016 — 30th April 2016

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