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Figure of the Goddess Bast Seated on an Elaborate Open - Work Throne

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-343 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.6 x 1.9 x 4.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.948E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of the Goddess Bast Seated on an Elaborate Open - Work Throne, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 2 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.6 x 1.9 x 4.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.948E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.948E_View3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.948E_View3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Greenish-blue glazed faience figure of a seated lioness-headed goddess. The goddess sits upon a throne the sides of which are openwork designs. She holds a sistrum in her right hand while with her left hand she holds a papyrus to her chest. On the rear of the throne is an inscription mentioning the name of Bastet. Condition: Left side has suffered splotchy glaze loss; some glaze loss on front as well.
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