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Ancient Egyptian Cat Mummies

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Cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Pale blue faience

Cat | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ancient Egyptian Faience Figural Ring / New Kingdom 18th/19th Dynasty

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deep greenish blue faience ring, New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty, the table modeled with a large seated cat (Bastet) surrounded by smaller cats, intricately detailed; with lucite and patinated wire stand

gorgeous wrapping on Egyptian cat mummies.

Animal Mummies

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Bastet, sacred cat of Egypt - (A symbol of grace and poise the protector, fertility, and motherhood and of the home - the hieroglyphs spell "Cat" and the lotus bouquet on the top forms the character "Shen" meaning "Eternal Protection" while also being pronouncd "Ankh" meaning eternal life - a powerful evokation for Beautiful Bastet to grant her blessings and bounty) 18mm W x 49mm H Bronze

Bastet "From the 3rd millennium BC, she is depicted as either a fierce lioness or a woman with the head of a lioness.[5]The lioness was the fiercest hunter among the animals in Africa, hunting in co-operative groups of related females. Originally she was viewed as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt; also seen as defender of the pharaoh, and consequently of the later chief male deity, Ra, who was also a solar deity, gaining her the titles Lady of Flame and Eye of Ra." @Wikipedia.org

Bastet "From the 3rd millennium BC, she is depicted as either a fierce lioness or a woman with the head of a lioness.[5]The lioness was the fiercest hunter among the animals in Africa, hunting in co-operative groups of related females. Originally she was viewed as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt; also seen as defender of the pharaoh, and consequently of the later chief male deity, Ra, who was also a solar deity, gaining her the titles Lady of Flame and Eye of Ra." @Wikipedia.org

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Egyptian, Coffin for Prince Thutmose’s Cat, 1550-1292

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Egyptian, Coffin for Prince Thutmose’s Cat, 1550-1292

Egyptian Cat statue on stand, Ptolemaic, c. 304-30 BCE glazed terracotta; 20.35cm.

Egyptian Cat statue on stand, Ptolemaic, c. 304-30 BCE glazed terracotta; 20.35cm.

Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Statue of a Cat | Carved terracotta seated cat statue, the domestic pet and symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra wearing an incised collar on the neck, an earring on each ear, a beetle on the chest and a standing female figure. Egyptian hieroglyphics around the base. Traces of red. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (7 1/2" x 3 3/4")

Sadigh Gallery's Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Statue of a Cat

Carved terracotta seated cat statue, the domestic pet and symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra wearing an incised collar on the neck, an earring on each ear, a beetle on the chest and a standing female figure. Egyptian hieroglyphics around the base. Traces of red. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (7 1/2" x 3 3/4")

Cat with Kittens (detail). Reportedly from Saqqara, Egypt. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, Dynasty 26 or later, circa 664–30 BCE [Credit: Brooklyn Museum]

‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ at the Brooklyn Museum

From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinity, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. "Cat's Head," in bronze and gold, from the Roman Period [Credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times] Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from our world-famous Egyptian collection. Likely…

Cat figurine, 664–30 B.C. Egypt The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.8.104) #cats

Cat figurine | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cat figurine, 664–30 B.C. Egypt The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.8.104) #cats

Ancient Egyptian gold finger-ring. About 1070 - 712 BC. Third Intermediate Period. Bastet the cat, protector of the home made of carnelian, which is a protective stone in the afterlife that wards off evil spirits; most likely found in a burial tomb.

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Cats from ancient Egypt. Four seated cats, made of wood. Late Period. N 3910 (Quatre chatis assis) Louvre Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cats from ancient Egypt

Four seated cats, made of wood. Late Period. N 3910 (Quatre chatis assis) Louvre Museum

Charles K. Wilkinson. Cat Killing a Serpent, Tomb of Sennedjem, ca. 1295–1213 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.4.1) #cats

Charles K. Wilkinson | Cat Killing a Serpent | Twentieth Century; original New Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This facsimile painting copies a scene in the tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1) at Deir el-Medina in western Thebes. The cat killing the serpent is associated with Chapter 17 in the Book of the Dead.