*EGYPT ~ Female Offering Bearer, ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, early reign of Amenemhat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.7) #OneMetManyWorlds
Mechanical Dog, ivory, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Egypt. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III. The Met.Mus.of Art. This leaping hunting dog can be made to open and close its mouth using the lever beneath the chest. When the mouth is opened, two teeth and a red tongue are visible.
Mummy of cat, ca. 400 B.C.–100 A.D. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1915 (15.6.50) | Inside this mummy is a perfectly preserved skeleton of a cat just reaching maturity, whose neck had been broken. #cats