Wooden Box with Cat Head
- $7.20 for Members
From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinity, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Likely first domesticated in ancient Egypt, cats were revered for their fertility and motherly care. Cats were essential for their ability to protect homes and granaries from vermin. The protective and dangerous qualities of larger felines symbolized royalty and a number of gods.
Separate Head of a Cat Probably from a Small Sarcophagus, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.428E. Photo: Brooklyn Museum.
Inspired by The Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection, this wooden box slides open for easy storage as well as making a great decorative object.