Figure of the Goddess Bast Seated on an Elaborate Open - Work Throne
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 22, or later
2 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (6.6 x 1.9 x 4.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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)
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