Egyptian Bronze Bastet - Ancient Art & Antiquities

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Seller: hix.antiquitatis (713) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282979254827 Egyptian Bronze Bastet An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the cat headed goddess Bastet. She stands on an integral plinth wearing an ankle length close fitting gown. She holds a sistrum in her right hand and an aegis with a lion head in her left hand. Around her left wrist hangs a basket.Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC. Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm). Intact.The female cat was seen as the earthly manifestation of Bastet, goddess of Joy. Her cult center was at Bubastis in the Nile Delta. Here the carefully mummified bodies of highly revered cats have been found in great numbers.Formerly in a New York and French private collection.#6226GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity.See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art. Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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