Egyptian Cat Goddess
Originally represented as a woman with the head of a cat, Bastet—goddess of joy and protector of women—began to take the form of a cat during the Twenty-Second Dynasty (c. 945–715 BCE). This petite Egyptian Cat Goddess statue, with her sleek shape and regal pose, is made in Egypt from hand-molded and hand-finished polymer. Gift boxed. 5.375"h. x 2.75"l. x 1.875"w.
Strongly reminiscent of a Bastet amulet in the archaeological collections of our National Museum of Natural History.
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