Hollow bronze seated cat statue, the symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra. From the Late Period onwards, large numbers of sacred cats were mummified and deposited in underground galleries at such sites as Bubastis and Speos Artemidos, and numerous Bronze votive statuettes have also survived, including the 'Gayer-Anderson cat' in the collection of the British museum. 26th Dynasty.
5 ½" x 2 ½"
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Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. Made of limestone with a cartouche of the sun-God Ra on the bottom and lines on top. Third Intermediate Period.
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