AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Solid cast, depicted seated with the forepaws together, its long tail curving forward around the proper right side, the tip of the tail reaching just beyond the paws, wearing a wadjet-eye pectoral suspended from a long cord, tied in a knot between her shoulders, the ears pierced for now-missing earrings, traces of a scarab incised between her ears, a tenon below the forelegs for insertion
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
Wedding gift from the French government to Brigadier General Goland Clarke and Yvonne de France (daughter of the French ambassador to Spain), Cairo, 1918.
By descent to Yolanda Clarke (d. 1982), then to Gerald Trotter.