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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.
    The cat-headed goddess wearing a tightly fitted dress and a large collar, holding aegis, basket and standing deity on her left arm, probably Harpocrates wearing the double crown of Egypt, right arm missing, mounted
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the European art market in the late 1990s.