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Egyptian Bronze Seated Cat

A Small Egyptian cast bronze seated cat of unusually sensitive modeling, the integral base inscribed with hieroglyphic dedication to Bastet, May Bastet the great, Lady of Bubastis, give life to the god's father, priest of Bastet Hor­Khebit, son of Pen wa­ wer... 

Some loss to base, no repair or restoration. 

 

3rd Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXII, ca. 900-800BC

 

Height: 8.5 cm.     (3 3/8 in.)

British collector, by descent from his father, who acquired it ca. 1938 ­ 1950

 

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Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

Antiquarium Ltd. with Salon 94; Frieze Masters, London (5-8 October 2017) (2017) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XII (New York, 2014) p.15

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Roeder, Günther; Ägyptische Bronzefiguren (Berlin, 1956) taf.50. f,i pp.345-46, abb.448c, 448b, 450g