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Amulet of Sakhmet or Bastet

Figure: deity
Historical period(s)
Saite Dynasty 26 or later, 664-525 BCE
Faience (glazed composition)
4.1 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1908
Ali Arabi Jr., Cairo, Egypt, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi Jr., in Cairo, in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1721, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Ali Arabi Jr.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Faience, Sculpture
Egypt, lion, Saite Dynasty 26 (664 - 525 B.C.E.), Sakhmet
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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