• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 663-332 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 663-332 B.C.
    The standing goddess wearing a short-sleeved dress decorated with alternating dotted and hatched stripes, both ears pierced, holding a lion-headed aegis with sun-disc and uraeus in left hand, right hand holding a now missing attribute, standing on a square plinth incised with a hieroglyphic inscription reading: "May Bastet give life to (...) Amentwyneb (...) son of ?-Hep, begotten by the Lady of the House Timetjet (...)", mounted
    7 5/8 in (19.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Baron H. W. Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1871-1942).
    Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the late 1960s and the early 1970s.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Bezeten bezit, Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, 1970, cat. no. 701.