Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way