Cat head

Egyptian cat head of the goddess Bastet

Bronze

Egyptian art, Late Period, circa 664–332 BC

Height: 8.1 cm

Formerly in the collection of Dr Hans Wendland, Lugano, Switzerland

Formerly in a German private collection, acquired in 1931 in a sale Die Sammlung Dr. Hans Wendland, Lugano, Hermann Ball and Paul Graupe, Berlin

Formerly in a German private collection, acquired in a Sotheby’s sale Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, London, 8 December 1970

Thence by descent