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Thursday, May 05, 2016

cat luck

the metropolitan museum of art, Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915 1891 www.metmuseum.org 
This little creature is 7/8th of an inch high, if you can imagine that.  Even so, within that tiny scope, its long lost Egyptian creator (26-29th dynasty, 664-380 BC) made a cat amulet with presence and physicality.  Look how stout it appears; this is a miw (Egyptian for cat) ready to do you some good, you bet.  Bastet, the cat-headed goddess, was invoked for fertility, and perhaps that's the good fortune this amulet brought to someone.

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