Bronze Cat from Egypt

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 November 2015

The cat's formal pose indicates that it was a votive offering to the goddess Bast, whose cult was especially popular when this bronze was made. Hollow-cast bronze. From Tell Basta, Egypt, circa 664-30 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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