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Statue of a Seated Cat
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Statue of a Seated Cat


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/19/1998Examinationsurvey
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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Period
ca. 664-350 BC (Late Period)
Medium
bronze, gold, glass
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.403
Measurements
7 3/16 x 3 3/8 x 5 11/16 in. (18.3 x 8.5 x 14.4 cm); mount: 2 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 6 7/16 in. (6.9 x 9.4 x 16.3 cm)
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  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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