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Statuette of a cat

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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

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture