Cat with Kittens (detail). Reportedly from Saqqara, Egypt. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, Dynasty 26 or later, circa 664–30 B.C.E. Bronze, solid-cast and wood, 2⅜ x 3-7/16 x 1-15/16 in. (6.1 x 8.8 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum
"A depiction of the Egyptian goddess Bast in her full cat form. A national deity of ancient Egypt, Bast was a kind and loving goddess, protecting man from contagious disease and evil spirits. Her festivals were light hearted and full of joy. This statue is made of cold cast resin and hand painted"