THE CAT IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

Bast and Kittens - Cats in ancient Egyptian Art

Bast and Kittens
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

 

 

 

 

Ra as Cat Slaying the Apophis Snake near the Persea Trea

Ra as Cat Slaying the Apophis Snake near the Persea Trea

Cat Mummy Ptolemaic Period McClung Museum Cats in Ancient Egyptian Art

Cat Mummy
Ptolemaic Period
McClung Museum

 

Papyrus of Hunefer Cat as Ra Killing a Snake Thebes

Papyrus of Hunefer
Cat as Ra Killing a Snake
Thebes

 

 

Cat Herding Geese Ostracon 1150BC Dier El Medina Cairo Museum

Cat Herding Geese
Ostracon 1150BC
Dier El Medina
Cairo Museum

 

Cat and Mouse Ostracon, Ancient Egypt Brooklyn Museum

Cat and Mouse
Ostracon, Ancient Egypt
Brooklyn Museum

Metternich Stele Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Metternich Stele
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

 

Carnelian Cat Ring Wedjat Eye underneath 3rd Intermediate Period British Museum

Carnelian Cat Ring
Wedjat Eye underneath
3rd Intermediate Period
British Museum

 

 

Cat Mummy Head Roman, 1st Century AD McClung Museum

Cat Mummy Head
Roman, 1st Century AD
McClung Museum

 

 

 

Bast Sakkara Late Period British Museum

Bast
Sakkara
Late Period
British Museum

Child's Egyptian Cat Toy British Museum

Child’s Egyptian Cat Toy
British Museum

Wooden Cat Mummy Case

Wooden Cat Mummy Case
Gilded Head
Roman Period
Courtesy The British Museum

Bronz Cat Mummy Case Inscription to Bast from Horemakhbit, Scribe Late Period

Bronz Cat Mummy Case
Inscription to Bast from Horemakhbit, Scribe
Late Period

 

Bast holding a Sistrum with Kittens at her Feet

Bast holding a Sistrum with Kittens at her Feet symbolic of fertility
The British Museum

 

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