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Late Period 713 – 332 BC
Size : 4.5 cm high – 1¾ ins high
In ancient Egypt cats were important both as domestic pets and as the symbol of the Goddess, their bodies often being elaborately mummified. The earliest remains of a cat were found in a tomb at the Pre-dynastic site of Mostagedda suggesting that the Egyptians were already keeping cats as pets in the late 4th millennium BC.