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