London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
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
Baron H. W. Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1871-1942).
Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the late 1960s and the early 1970s.
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Exhibition catalogue, Bezeten bezit, Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, 1970, cat. no. 701.
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