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Shield of Bastet

Heavily incrusted; thin; traces of conventional ornament incised on surface; cat's head at top wearing the disc and uraeus.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.4459

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects