Statuette of a feline goddess
The goddess is shown as a woman in striding pose with the head of a lion or cat and wearing a tripartite wig and long gown. She holds a papyrus sceptre down the front of her body and treads upon bound captives. At the occiput is a striated and perforated suspension lug. The surface of the faience is covered with a shiny blue-green glaze.
Formerly in the Pacha Omar Sultan Collection, Cairo.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from K. J. Hewett in 1976 out of funds provided by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury.
Not on display
Title/Description: Statuette of a feline goddess
Object Type: Figure
Measurements: h. 105 x w. 21 x d. 38 mm
Accession Number: 654
Historic Period: Dynasty XXII (c. 750 BC)
Credit Line: Purchased with support from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1976