Goddess Bastet as a Cat on a Lotus Column
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
7 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (19.5 x 5 x 10.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Goddess Bastet as a Cat on a Lotus Column, 664-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 7 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (19.5 x 5 x 10.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.339. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.339_view1_PS9.jpg)
overall, 05.339_view1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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Hollow bronze lotus column surmounted by large figure of a cat cast solid, flanked by two kittens. Details incised.
Probably intended as a votive offering.
Condition: About one-half of lower edge of column missing. Small hole in capital.
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