Scarab Decorated with the Representation of a Cat (Bastet)

Steatite | 0.5 x 0.3in | c. 733-525 B.C.

Unknown Artist

The underside of the scarab is decorated with the representatiojn of a cat sitting on top of a basket. Cats represent the goddess Bastet, the mild-tempered daughter of the sun god Re, who also served as an Eye of Re. The sun disk above her back empha...
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