About this object

Blue glaze faience amuletic figure of Bastet as a lioness-headed figure clasping a sistrum and seated upon a throne with open-work representations of Neheb-kau on the sides; suspension ring at the back of the head.

Compare with British Museum EA 64586 published in Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (1994), p. 34.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 664 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    65 mm x 15 mm x 37 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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