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Gold Bastet amulet inscribed for Pamay

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Statuette of goddess Bastet. Standing, arms at side. Inscription on base. Loop back of head and another behind feet.

Provenance

From Meroe: tomb W 816. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date, March 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 24, 724–712 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm

Accession Number

23.335

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets