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Date: 664–332 BC

Culture: Egyptian

Period: Late period, 664–332 BC

Medium: bronze
Dimensions:
14 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (36.5 x 14.6 x 28.3 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 5:1938
Place from:Egypt
Classification: SCULPTURE
Current Location:On View, Gallery 313
Terms
Provenance- 1913
G. Dattari, Alexandria, Egypt

1913 - 1920
Brummer Gallery, Inc., New York, NY, USA, purchased from G. Dattari [1]

Private Collection, New York, NY, purchased from Brummer Gallery, Inc. [2]

by 1937 - 1938
Brummer Gallery, Inc., New York, NY, purchased from private collector [3]

1938 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Brummer Gallery, Inc. [4]


Notes:
The main source for this provenance is a letter from Joseph Brummer of Brummer Gallery, Inc. to Mr. LaBeaume, dated December 20, 1937 [SLAM document files].

[1] The cat was on exhibition in Cologne, Germany in 1914, where it was sequestered, then returned to Brummer in 1920.

[2] Shortly after the cat returned to Brummer, he sold it to a New York collector. This same collector then sold it back to Brummer by 1937.

[3] See note [2].

[4] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, March 3, 1938.
Exhibition History
Title: Forty Masterpieces from the Collections of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Date: October 1947
Venue: City Art Museum of Saint Louis

Publication History
Title: Handbook of the Collections: The City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1953

Title: Le Chat De Saint-Louis
Periodical Title: Extrait de La Revue Gènèrale Belge
Edition: February
Year Published: 1947

Title: Forty Masterpieces from the Collections of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: October
Year Published: 1947

Title: Egyptian and Near Eastern Art
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Edition: Summer
Year Published: 1990

Title: An Egyptian Bronze Cat
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: October
Year Published: 1938

Title: Masterpieces of Sculpture
Periodical Title: The Bulletin of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Edition: November 5
Year Published: 1949

Title: Handbook of the Collections: The City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1944

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