Egypt, wood seated cat
Dedicated to the god Bastet, adored as god of fertility. Carefully carved out of wood, seated upright on a cartouche-shaped base, ears erect in an alert attitude, forelegs and paws together, tail curled around right side of body, her back nicely curved.
H. 12,3 cm
Late Period-Ptolemaic Period, 6th-3rd cent. BC
Ex priv. coll. L.M.N, inherited, from Gallery Persepolis, The Hague 1970s