Papyrus column with two cats

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Former owner
Ali Arabi Jr. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1908
Ali Arabi Jr., Cairo, Egypt, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi Jr., in Cairo, in 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1723, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Topic
cat
Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE)
Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Art
protection
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.4 x 1 x 1.2 cm (1 3/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in)
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Egypt
305-30 BCE
Period
Possibly Ptolemaic Dynasty
Type
Faience
Accession Number
F1908.82