Jun 21, 2007
Jun 21, 2007

Model Basket as Amulet

Model Basket as Amulet

c. 1069–945 BC

Egyptian blue

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey 1978.90



As an amulet, the basket was associated with the cat-goddess Bastet. Statuettes of Bastet frequently show her carrying basketfuls of kittens. This amulet is remarkable for its openwork design

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