AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
PROPERTY FROM THE HARER FAMILY TRUST COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, 1070-332 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, 1070-332 B.C.
Depicted recumbent on a sa-shaped integral plinth, its forelegs parallel and extending forward, its hind legs tucked underneath its body, its long tail running along the length of the body and curving forward around the proper right paw, the head with erect ears striated on the interior, the eyes with the sclerae inlaid with electrum, the whiskers indicated, wearing an incised necklace with a central pendant
4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) long
Provenance
Purportedly from Bubastis.
Marquess of Bute; Sotheby & Co., London, 24 May 1951, lot 30.
with Spink and Son, London, 1963.
Greta S. Heckett (1899-1976), Pittsburgh.
The Estate of Greta S. Heckett, Pittsburgh; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 21 May 1977, lot 305.
with Superior Galleries, Los Angeles, 1977.
Literature
Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Ancient Bronzes: A Selection from the Heckett Collection, Pittsburgh, 1964, no. 37.
Exhibited
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Ancient Bronzes: a Selection from the Heckett Collection, 5 November 1964-10 January 1965.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985-1990.
San Bernardino, University Art Gallery, 1992; Arizona State University Museum, 1993; and San Antonio Museum of Art, 1993-1996; Temple, Tomb and Dwelling: Egyptian Antiquities from the Harer Family Trust Collection.
San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, 1997-2011.

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