Amulet of a cat
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between G 7130 and G 7120.
Height: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This rather crudely made amulet of a crouching cat represents the goddess Bastet. Bastet was a fertility goddess and amulets like this one werre probably intended to increase the fertility of the wearer or to ensure rebirth in the afterlife.
From Giza: Between G 7130 and G 7120. December 4, 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition