|EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
Seated in the traditional attitude, a hieroglyphic inscription along the edge of the hm-shaped integral plinth, reading: "Bastet giver of life, Maa-kheru-Hor...Iun(yt), Sopdet, Lady of...may she live forever!"
The hieroglyph hm means ‘majesty’.
XXI-XXXth Dynasty, 1070-343 BC
H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.)
Ex collection of a midwestern university professor, acquired between 1969 and 1972.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 178.