AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT HEAD LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C. Hollow-cast, with alert expression, pierced upright ears, with space between for scarab, the eyes also recessed for inlay, now missing, and the short whiskers and ears with detailed markings 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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.