An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the cat headed goddess Bastet. She stands on an integral plinth wearing an ankle length close fitting gown. She holds a sistrum in her right hand and an aegis with a lion head in her left hand. Around her left wrist hangs a basket.
The female cat was seen as the earthly manifestation of Bastet, goddess of Joy. Her cult center was at Bubastis in the Nile Delta. Here the carefully mummified bodies of highly revered cats have been found in great numbers. Formerly in a New York and French private collection. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED.HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK. Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA). See our'about me' page for our credentials and expertise.
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The item "Egyptian Bronze Bastet Ancient Art & Antiquities" is in sale since Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Egyptian".
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