Small Figurine of the Goddess Bast
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
4 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (12.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Standing bronze figure of a cat-headed goddess. The goddess wears a long decorated sleeveless shirt. In her right hand she holds a sistrum (made separately). In her left hand she holds a lion-headed aegis to her chest. Her right ear is pierced for an earring. There is a depression atop her head for insertion of some headdress.
Condition: Back of figure split open and was once attacked by disease. Tip of left ear bent back and sistrum is also damaged. Brown-black patina covers the rest of the piece.
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Small Figurine of the Goddess Bast, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (12.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.377E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.377E_NegD_SL4.jpg)
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