Egyptian Cat (Bastet) Sculpture

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The domestic cat became highly regarded by Egyptian civilization as an animal of awe and wonder. Originating between five and six thousand years ago, domesticated cats came to be praised for their excellent mouse hunting abilities. The Egyptians found cats to be fascinating, even regarding them as godlike. Because cats were deeply repected, they were often mummified and even buried in great tombs with their owners.

A Bastet ("Devouring Lady" from bas, to devour, with feminine ending) is first and foremost a protectress; specifically for the royal house and the Two Lands. Worshipped in the Delta city of Bubastis and usually depicted as a cat or in human form with the head of a cat, Bastet was seen as a protector of cats and those who cared for them.

5 1/2" h.
Made in Egypt.