The cat’s head and objects in the hands of the standing goddess identify her as Bastet. She holds a figure of the god Nefertem and an aegis, consisting of a leonine head with collar, symbolizing protection. Her right hand once held a sistrum, a musical instrument used in rituals for Bastet and other goddesses.
- Medium: Bronze
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: 332-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period (possibly)
- Dimensions: 4 13/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/2 in. (12.2 x 3.6 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.379E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Standing Bastet, 332-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 13/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/2 in. (12.2 x 3.6 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.379E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (71%)