Cats were also represented in objects of everyday life in Ancient Egypt. Children played with toys in the shape of cats; an example is this wooden cat toy from Thebes, Egypt with moving jaws and bronze teeth. It dates from the New Kingdom period BC).
Linen fragment Period: Second Intermediate Period–Early New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 17–Early Dynasty 18 Date: ca. 1635–1458 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 2, Burial D 3, On body, MMA excavations, 1915–16 Medium: Linen Dimensions: H. 23 cm (9 1/16 in); w. 25 cm (9 13/16 in) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916 Accession Number: 16.10.406b