Description Representations of cats were popular in ancient Egypt, particularly in Bubastis, the cult center of the love- and fertility-goddess Bastet, who is represented either as a cat or as a woman with a cat's head. During the Late and Greco-Roman periods (6th-1st century BC), people donated cat figures (associated with fertility, love, and protection) to temples throughout Egypt. This cat is adorned with golden earrings, a beaded collar, and a necklace with a "wedjat"-eye pendant, which symbolizes the protection of the sun god.
|10/24/2008||Treatment||loss compensation; cleaned; other|
- Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Sheik of the Pyramids; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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