Statuette of Bastet

Egyptian
New Kingdom?
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 28 x 22 cm (11 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.661

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Rock crystal statuette of the goddess Bastet, represented as a seated cat on a base with a ring for suspension in the back.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 134.26); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 as part of a group for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912