<em>Small Figurine of the Goddess Bast</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (12.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.377E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.377E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Small Figurine of the Goddess Bast

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (12.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm)


Accession Number: 37.377E

Image: CUR.37.377E_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing bronze figure of a cat-headed goddess. The goddess wears a long decorated sleeveless shirt. In her right hand she holds a sistrum (made separately). In her left hand she holds a lion-headed aegis to her chest. Her right ear is pierced for an earring. There is a depression atop her head for insertion of some headdress. Condition: Back of figure split open and was once attacked by disease. Tip of left ear bent back and sistrum is also damaged. Brown-black patina covers the rest of the piece.

Brooklyn Museum