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Shield of Bastet

Bronze; heavily patinated. Cat's head at top wearing sun disc and uraeus; corroded. Similar to 72.4459.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / quarry.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

12.1374

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture