Statuette of Bast in the Form of a Cat

Unknown4th-1st century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

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).


  • Title: Statuette of Bast in the Form of a Cat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 4th-1st century B.C.
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Fauna
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 55.AK.9
  • Culture: Ptolemaic (Egyptian)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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