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Cat with Kittens


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Description The mother cat has four kittens, demonstrating her fertility. The loop on the back suggests that this amulet could be worn as a pendant. The skin of the cat is decorated with black spots.
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Sheikh Ismael [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
664-332 BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green and black glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1559
Measurements
H: 1 9/16 x W: 1/4 x D: 1 1/8 in. (4.04 x 0.65 x 2.85 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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