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Bronze figure of the cat-goddess Bastet 

Standing with raised right arm, holding a leonine-headed aegis.

Local deity of the town of Bubastis (Per-Bast), Bastet was regarded as embodying the protective aspects of the mother goddess.

Late Period, 6th to 4th century BC. Werner Forman Archive/Christie’s, London.