The Gayer-Anderson Cat

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 July 2016

This hollow cast bronze statue depicts a seated cat. The cat wears golden earrings and nose-ring. She also wears a silver wedjat (Eye of Horus) pectoral. Around 600 BCE. Possibly from Saqqara, Egypt. Bequest of Major Robert Gayer-Anderson, 1939. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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