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Cat and kitten Figure

This is a figure. It is dated late 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is cast and painted brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Cat Memes of Antiquity.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Cat Figure
  • bronze, painted.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1949-49-41
  • Cat Figure
  • glass.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1967-45-182
  • Cat Figure
  • stoneware.
  • Gift of J. Lionberger Davis.
  • 1968-1-15

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • cat Miniature
  • porcelain, painted.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1949-49-14

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.8 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Cat and kitten Figure; probably Austria; cast and painted brass; H x W x D: 6.8 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1949-49-35

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Virtue in Vice and IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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