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By comparison to the figural items in my collection, which are mostly western Asia, it compares to some degree, but the only similar pieces I have (meaning kneeling cats) are drilled vertically for suspension rather than horizontally. On the other hand the Tircul or Samon Valley pieces I have are all drilled horizontal. Not sure if that is a significant indicator or not.
The type of animal appears to be a cat, at least somewhat similar to the type commonly seen in the Tircul groups. Maybe Will may get a chance to chime in.
See Tircul animals below: