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Double-sided votive relief

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Although hundreds of relief plaques have survived from the Ptolemaic Dynasty, few are as fine and interesting as this one, decorated on both sides. The modeling of the cat is unusually bold and almost three-dimensional. Although it is widely regarded as the most Egyptian of animals, the sacred...

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Provenance

By 1951: Charles L. Morley collection, NY; 1951: purchased by the MFA from Charles L. Morley for $2400. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Martha A. Willcomb Fund, and Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 20.5 x 22.2 x 1.1 cm (8 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2474

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture