Statuette of a cat

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26 or later
664–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 15.9 x 6.6 x 13.6 cm (6 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2385

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated figure of a cat in hollow cast bronze. The tail is curled to the front, both ears are pierced and a lotus garland with a fish pendant hangs from the neck.

Provenance

By 1953: Lucy Aldrich collection, Providence, RI; 1953: given to the MFA by Lucy Aldrich.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich