Shield of Bastet
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Object Place: Egypt
Legacy dimension: .076 x .066
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze; heavily patinated. Cat’s head at top wearing sun disc and uraeus; corroded. Similar to 72.4459.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition