Cauldron with griffin and siren attachments, ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Bronze. Cyprus, Salamis, Tomb 79. Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, SAL. T.79/202 | This object is featured in our #AssyriatoIberia exhibition on view through January 4, 2015. #Halloween
ca. 1990–1900 BCE. Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat. Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), copper, quartz crystal eyes, paint, The earliest-known 3-D representation of Cat in Egyptian art. The cat first appears in painting and relief at the end of the Old Kingdom. MET. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt.