Bronze cat

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4455a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated cat figurine of bronze with some areas well polished. Some indications of bronze disease. One ear is particularly corroded. Shape includes cylindrical peg for attachment.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way