About this object

Solid cast copper alloy statuette of Bastet as a cat-headed women standing, wearing a long tight-fitting garment with fringed border. Standing upright with the left hand raising a now missing sistrum (or sceptre) and the right holds an aegis to the breast. Both ears are pierced at the lobe and now have gold or brass earrings (possibly a modern addition). The rectangular base is inscribed on the four sides: “Isis, given life, Padiamunkherihy, son of Mehtjay”. Described by Professor Percy Newberry as being of a "good technique” and dating to the Saite period. Feet broken off and mended. Compare with British Museum EA37641

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gold
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    35 mm x 60 mm x 190 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Handbook and Guide to the Egyptian Collection on Exhibition in the Public Museums, Liverpool 4th Edition

    Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: City of Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1932-03
    Description: The original handbook and guide was largey the work of Professor Newberry, before he retired from the Chair of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Professor T. E. Peet saw its completion, but also its revison in subsequent editions. The section on Meroe has been written by Miss D M Vaughan, M.A.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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