11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF
MR. & MRS. LEO S. BING
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET ON A SHRINE
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Cast as a unit, the lioness-headed goddess enthroned, clad in a long belted striated skirt, her bracelets, armlets and broad collar incised, wearing a uraeus-fronted solar disk, her fisted palms asymmetrically positioned over her thighs, the throne decorated with linear designs, on a thin integral plinth and narrow rectangular shrine with a cavetto cornice
6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm.) high
Collected by the owner in the 1920s-1940s.
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