Shield of Bastet
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of gold foil still adhering.
From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition