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Papyrus column with two cats
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Faience (glazed composition)
H x W x D: 4.4 x 1 x 1.2 cm (1 3/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in)
Jewelry and Ornament
Possibly Ptolemaic Dynasty
Eyelet at the top.
Ali Arabi Jr., Cairo, Egypt, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi Jr., in Cairo, in 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1723, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt (January 28, 2023 to 2025)
Charles Lang Freer and Egypt (June 13, 1998 to October 2, 2011)
Previous custodian or owner:
Ali Arabi Jr. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Freer Gallery 20: A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt
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