Replica Size: H. 13.5 cm Replica: resin-bound bronze, base Original: bronze, quartz, H. 11.2 cm
Egyptian, Late Period, 6th century B.C. AEOS 699
The cat, a symbol of the Goddess Bastet, sits in a pose typical for such votive figurines. The fur is indicated by means of chiselled indentations, the eyes, through quartz inlays. Around its neck the cat carries a ritual accessory known as an Aegis, and on its brow it bears a scarab.