Otter, Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 664–30 B.C. Bronze or copper alloy - During the Late Period and Ptolemaic times otters were represented in bronzes statuettes such as this one, standing, forepaws raised, atop small bronze boxes. The pose of raised paws signifies the otter's adoration of the sun god when he rises in the morning. In myth otters were attached to the goddess of Lower Egypt Wadjet, whose cult was centered in Buto, in the northern Delta.
Cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: copper alloy
Cat on a handle, 664–30 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.2.602) #cats
Head of a cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Copper Alloy
Mycenaean painted stele, Late Helladic periods :Gillieron has faithfully represented in plaster the limestone carving, which was stuccoed in antiquity and then painted on the front with at least three horizontal registers including a central scene with warriors, another scene with animals. On the sides are representations of altars with incurving sides.
Bronze statuette of a horse, late 2nd-1st century B.C. Greek. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.69) | When this bronze horse was first acquired in 1923, its austere majesty led to its identification as an Early Classical masterpiece of the fifth century B.C. #horses