Statuette of Bastet and a worshipper

Egyptian
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 11.7 cm (5 1/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.264

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze base once supported a standing figure of the feline goddess Bastet and a kneeling figure of a worshipper. The figurine is poorly preserved and the figures are no longer attached to the base.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription