Description Cats were popular in Egypt and were associated with the goddess Bastet. This seated cat with its tail curled forward has golden earrings, a golden scarab inlaid on the forehead, and a necklace with a pendant in low relief. The pendant displays a standing goddess with the double-crown nursing the young Harpokrates.
Provenance William Forman Collection; Major Alexander Henry Browne (nephew and heir of William Forman), 1869, by bequest; Sale, Sotheby's, London, June 1899; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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