Faience amulet in the form of a cat, 664–30 B.C. Late Dynastic–Hellenistic. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.4502) #cats
ca. 3750–3550 BCE. Bearded man made from the end portion of a hippo incisor. The features of his face and clothing(?) were incised into the ivory and filled with a black paste-llike substance. Figurines are very rare in the Naqada period of Egyptian art; but they are formal, stiff, standing and evocative in their stylistic minimalism.