A funeral Jar with the head of Hapy.
Hapy was the baboon-headed god who protected the lungs. He was one of the sons of Horus.
A Cat Mummy that looked more like a muppet.
The children of Bastet
Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess.
However, she sometimes appeared with the head of
a lioness to protect the king in battle.
The cat was a symbol of Bastet,
one of the daughters of the sun god, Ra.
A great temple was built in her honour at Bubastis in the Delta.
(Thanks to the British Museum webpage for the information.)
Detail of a glazed bowl.
Two containers for perfume and eye makeup.
The wooden lotus slides on a hinge to reveal
a compartment for different eye paints.
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