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Statuette of Bastet Enthroned
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Statuette of Bastet Enthroned


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Description The cat-goddess Bastet could be depicted with the head of a lioness, adding an extra potency to her protection. The inscriptions indicate that this enthroned figure of the goddess was a New Year's gift, given to celebrate the beneficial annual flooding of the Nile River.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as from Fayoum]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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Creator
Period
1st century (Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.468
Measurements
10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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