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Statuette of Bastet

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Lion headed figure. Blue green and dark purple. Head and bust only. Defaced.

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, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 5.9 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm (2 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.2038

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture