Bronze Figurine of “Housewife” Bastet

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

A small bronze figurine of the zoomorphic Egyptian goddess Bastet. The figurine displays a feline head with small ears, and holds the aegis of lion-headed Sekhmet in her left at her chest, a round basket hanging from her left elbow. Her robe is detailed with incised decoration, and the composition is finished with a rounded base. The reverse is unworked, yet showcases the fine silhouette of the item. This iconographical representation of Bastet is known as the “Housewife Bastet,” and was popular during the Late and Ptolemaic periods.

Date: 664-30 BC

Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period

Object History

Ex SM, Mayfair London collection 1970-99, thence by descent.

Object Condition

Fine. One arm and base of figurine missing. Details a little worn. Some earthly encrustations.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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