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Shield of Bastet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .076 x .066

Accession Number

12.1374

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze; heavily patinated. Cat’s head at top wearing sun disc and uraeus; corroded. Similar to 72.4459.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / quarry.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition