The cat goddess Bastet may be represented as a standing woman with the head of a cat or a stately seated cat nursing her young.
A domesticated form of the ferocious lion goddess Sekhmet, she assumed the form of a cat around 900-600 B.C. and thus became the mistress of the house and the lady of motherhood.
Her cult flourished during the 22nd dynasty, owing to the Libyan sovereigns who lived in her city of Bubastis in the Nile Delta.
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- 19 x 8 x 4 cm
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- Paris, Musée du Louvre