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Cat on a handle Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Copper alloy

ca. 1990–1900 BCE. Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat. Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), copper, quartz crystal eyes, paint, The earliest-known 3-D representation of Cat in Egyptian art. The cat first appears in painting and relief at the end of the Old Kingdom. MET. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt.

Relief plaque showing a chick Egypt Ptolemaic Period 300 BCE Limestone, via Flickr.

Mummy of an ibis with applique figure of the god Nefertum Ptolemaic Period 305-30 BCE North Saqqara Egypt

Statuette of Anubis. Wood, gesso, paint. 332-30 B.C.