Unknown (London, England)
Spink & Son, Ltd., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1955.
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Statuette of Bast in the Form of a Cat
Egypt (Place Created)
4th-1st century B.C.
32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.)
Egyptian statuette of the goddess Bast, who was often depicted as a cat. The figure wears a necklace with a pendant of an Utchat (sacred eye amulet).
Stothart, Herbert. A Handbook of the Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1965), p. 10, no. A55.S-3.
Maish, Jeffrey, Judith Barr, and Almoatzbellah Elshahawi, “The Odyssey of an Egyptian Cat Sculpture.” The Iris (March 24, 2020), https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/hello-kitty-the-odyssey-of-an-egyptian-cat-sculpture/ (accessed August 23, 2021).