|EGYPTIAN BRONZE PRIESTESS OF BASTET
Bastet was a goddess of joy and the patroness of women. Holding sistrum and aegis; basket on arm. Rare early type.
XXIInd Dynasty, ca. 945-715 BC
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.)
Ex French collection; R.K. collection, Tecumseh, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 1989.
Published: J. Eisenberg, The Age of Cleopatra (1988), no. 55.
On loan to Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1990-2016.