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
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 - 525 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1867
  • Measurements
    35 mm x 60 mm x 190 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

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  • 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


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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