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  • Description

    Wooden figure of a striding cat or lion, upon an integral base. Rock crystal inlays are used for the eyes, and the teeth are of bronze. The lower jaw can be moved, using a string (modern) which runs through a hole which runs through from the top of the head.

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Length: 117 millimetres
    • Width: 30 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Further Publication:
    Budge, The Mummy, p.476.
    ILN, (22 Dec. 1928), 1179, fig.11.
    Estensen, Parson, and Wilson, World History I, (1990), p.117.
    G. Hart, Eyewitness Guides: Ancient Egypt, (1990), p.52.
    Janssen and Janssen, Growing Up in Ancient Egypt, (1990), fig.19.
    Musées de Marseille, Jouer dans l'antiquité, (1991), fig.49.
    Andrew, Egypte au temps de Pharaons, (Hachette, 1992), p.72c.
    Quirke and Spencer, Ancient Egypt, (London, 1992), fig.11.
    Shaw and Nicholson, BM Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, (1995), p.294.
    Ganer, Focus on Ancient Egyptians (Children's), p.23.

    For examples of toys found at Lahun, see R. David in Glimpses of Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honour of H.W. Fairman (1979), 12-15.


  • Bibliography

    • Shaw & Nicholson 1995 p. 294 bibliographic details
    • Trümpler C 2001 p. 362 bibliographic details
    • Budge 1893 p. 476 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G61/dc4/sB

  • Exhibition history


    2015 -2016 Dec - Apr, Montreal, Pointe-A-Calliere, 'Agatha Christie'

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Wooden toy cat; rock crystal eyes; moveable jaw with bronze teeth.

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Wooden toy cat; rock crystal eyes; moveable jaw with bronze teeth.

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