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Egyptian Cat Sculpture

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Item # 06008395
Egyptian Cat Sculpture is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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Price: 325$325.00
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Description

Our reproduction, which is based on an Egyptian sculpture of the Ptolemaic period (332–30 B.C.), is produced from a master mold of the original in the Museum's collection. Cats were first domesticated by the Egyptians in the Middle Kingdom for their mouse-hunting abilities. By New Kingdom times they had also become household companions. In tomb scenes they frequently appear seated beneath the chairs of their owners or on sporting boats in the Nile marshes, where they flush out birds for their masters.

Our reproduction, which is based on an Egyptian sculpture of the Ptolemaic period (332–30 B.C.), is produced from a master mold of the original in the Museum's collection. Cats were first domesticated by the Egyptians in the Middle Kingdom for their mouse-hunting abilities. By New Kingdom times they had also become household companions. In tomb scenes they frequently appear seated beneath the chairs of their owners or on sporting boats in the Nile marshes, where they flush out birds for their masters.

Details
  • Bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • 13''H x 5''W x 10''D including base
  • Gift wrap not available
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Gorgeous! This was brought to me as a house warming gift.  It is stunning in person.  The detail is amazing!  A fitting tribute to my love of cats.  
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bastet Car with gold earrings! This is the second cat statue I have purchased as the original one was destroyed by vandals in a robbery so I replaced it since I can't be without it. I love cats and have several. This cat is so well made and is detailed exquisitely. It is almost the size of a real cat and from what I have read, it is like a "mummy coffin" for a cat. It is a heavy piece and needs to be displayed in an area where it can be seen and admired. It is commanding in a room and you will receive many compliments on it! The patina is wonderful and it looks like it is made of real bronze. Also, the packaging this beautiful statue was sent in was very well done. No broken pieces, just perfect in every way. Bastet was a god in Egyptian mythology and cats were kept by all Egyptians as good luck. Pharaoh had several large cats, probably leopards or similar but all were revered and treasured, pampered in every way! Some from the royal households were even given jewelry to wear (thus the gold earrings). A very important piece of statuary from the Met.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and elegant I have admired this sculpture for many years and am so pleased to have it displayed in my home's entrance. The cat is elegant and beautiful.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really a dog person but still love this cat. This cat has an honored place in my living room, even though I own no cats (but this one) and am really a dog person. What I do love is the simple, classic lines of Egyptian art and this cat is the highest quality reproduction of an Egyptian cat.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it great quality Very elegant ! The cat is wearing both earrings, I have the same cat !
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from GREAT but damaged Scrape on one side revealed "base" & on the opposite side, one earring is falling off (yes, I know how to bend wire). I'd return this item EXCEPT I've already cleaned up 1000 styrofoam peanuts and I'm not willing to do that again.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvelous I bought the Egyptian Cat Sculpture as a gift for a friend in California and had it shipped directly to her, so haven't actually seen it other than the pictures when I ordered it (I trusted to the quality of the products from The Met). My friend raved about it, said she absolutely loved it, and has placed it prominently on her fireplace mantle
Date published: 2017-07-19
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