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Seated Cat with Lizard in its Mouth: M.9-1997

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Seated Cat with Lizard in its Mouth


Production: Unknown




Bronze statuette of a seated cat with a lizard in its mouth.


History note: John Postle Heseltine Collection; with Copper & Adams by 22 June 1940; purchased 14 October 1940 (invoice £220) by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek, from the collection of the late Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1630 CE


Previously attributed to Augsburg


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 5 cm Height 12.5 cm Width 9.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, formerly gilt.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1997
Primary reference Number: 14118
Old object number: B.9.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_9_1997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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