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Problems? Your computer may refuse to show anything other than an empty box. If so, and you are using Windows 7 as the webmaster does, fixing the problem is most simple. Print the image you will come to here & follow the few instructions. In other browsers I presume that you would follow the same approach i.e. get to the 'Java' program on your computer & fix the security level.

Of course you do need to install 'Java' to be able to see it. Easily done! It installs quickly & it is free. Just click on 'Free Java Download' here.

The webmaster has always had a fascination for archaeology & has often gazed in amazement at beautiful & simple objects created by generally unnamed ancient artists. This cat is one such object & is from ancient Egypt. It is, in fact, a piece of funerary art, being a coffin for a sacred cat!  It is 11 inches tall, dates from the Ptolemaic period (304-30 B.C.) and is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. In the above image, a single bronze cat (the right half) was 'mirrored' to create the image here displayed. The bronze is over 2000 years old!

In resizing the image for use here, I can see that I lost some detail, so I urge you to see the original image as I saw it on the 'Artchive' site here, or even better, head on over to the museum. Below is the head of the cat, unreduced, in all its glory.

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