Statuette of cat

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 5.4 cm (4 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4166

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rough brown wood, much worn; slight traces of white priming; paws broken off; split and broken; very crude work.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way