Statuette of the Goddess Bastet as a cat. Late Period, Dynasty 26, VII–VI cent. B. C.

Bronze
H. 23,5 cm; w. 8,5 cm; th. 12,7 cm
Purchased from the former collection of K.T. Soldatenkov
I.1.a 6835
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The statue shows the goddess in the image of a sitting cat. Bastet was a patron of joy and
happiness, but sometimes could turn into a formidable lioness. She was usually depicted as a
sitting or lying cat (sometimes with kittens) or a woman with a cat head.

  • Bronze
    H. 23,5 cm; w. 8,5 cm; th. 12,7 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1933
    Purchased from the former collection of K.T. Soldatenkov
  • I.1.a 6835
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