Statuette of Bastet



Hollow cast copper alloy statuette of a cat sitting upright, representing the goddess Bastet. Pierced ears with one gold hoop shaped earring in right ear. Images of cats like this were often posiitoned on top of hollow boxes containing the remains of a cat. Described by Professor Percy Newberry in 1910 as being of a "fair technique with bold modelling” and dating to Dynasty 22.