Description Bastet, often represented with the head of a lion or a cat, was a goddess both of joy and pleasure and of warfare. Here, she holds a protective ritual instrument, an usekh-collar surmounted by a feline head with a sun-disk.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913
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