Cat

22.2999

Cat

22.2999

Description

This attractive piece featuring a Persian cat is a classic example of animal figures with gold inlay produced in Qajar Persia. The object is hollow and the paws have holes suggesting that the object was mounted on poles on a standard carried in processions. The gold inlay on the steel gives the figure a subtle yet majestic elegance. Such elegant animal and bird figurines were made in a number of cities in Persia during this period, for decorative purposes.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

Collection

Indian Decorative Art

Object Type

Figurine

Material

Steel with gold inlay

Schools/Culture/Period

Qajar period

Technique

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Date

19th century CE

Location

Persia (present-day Iran)

Dimension

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