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Statuette of Bast in the Form of a Cat

Object Details

Title:

Statuette of Bast in the Form of a Cat

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Ptolemaic (Egyptian)

Place:

Egypt (Place Created)

Date:

4th-1st century B.C.

Medium:

Bronze

Object Number:

55.AK.9

Dimensions:

32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.)

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Object Description

Egyptian statuette of the goddess Bast, who was often depicted as a cat. The figure wears a necklace with a pendant of an Utchat (sacred eye amulet).

Provenance
Provenance
by 1892

Unknown (London, England)

- 1955

Spink & Son, Ltd., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1955.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Stothart, Herbert. A Handbook of the Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1965), p. 10, no. A55.S-3.

Frel, Jiří. "Imitations of Ancient Sculpture in Malibu." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, vol. 9 (Malibu: 1981). pp. 69-82, p. 69, no. 6.