About this object

Solid cast copper alloy statuette possibly representing a walking cat (or the goddess Bastet) looking towards the right. Provenance is not certain and may be from another culture (Roman?)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic or later
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - 30 BC
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    J H T Dawson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1940 before
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 32 mm x 35 mm
  • Related people
    J H T Dawson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • J H T Dawson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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