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Head of a cat | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period 664–30 B.C.  | The Met

Head of a cat, copper alloy. from Egypt, Late Period–Ptolemaic Period B.) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Cat head    Period:Late Period–Ptolemaic Period  Date:664–30 B.C.  Geography:From Egypt  Medium:Cupreous metal

Cat head Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: copper alloy

Head of cat coffin Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Bronze

Head of cat coffin Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Bronze

Head of a cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Copper Alloy

Head of a cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Copper Alloy

Toy cat Egypt New Kingdom Thebes

Cats were also represented in objects of everyday life in Ancient Egypt. Children played with toys in the shape of cats; an example is this wooden cat toy from Thebes, Egypt with moving jaws and bronze teeth. It dates from the New Kingdom period BC).

Cat: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 664–30 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Pale blue faience

Cat Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Pale blue faience

Figurine, cat - First Persian Period–Late Period, Dynasty 27–30, 525–332 B.C., Egypt - Wood - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Egypt - Figurine, cat - First Persian Period–Late Period, Dynasty BC - Wood

Bronze Figure of Bastet holding a sistrum  900 BC - 600 BC Late Period ~ Bastet transformed from a fierce wildcat of a war goddess to a domesticated cat goddess, that protected the Egyptian household.

ancientpeoples: “ Bronze Figure of Bastet 900 BC - 600 BC Late Period This solid cast figure of the goddess Bastet represents her as a woman with cat’s head wearing a heavily patterned long garment.

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