383. Cat, mau, couchant, not seated erect; sacred animal of the goddess
Bast, or Bubastis, tail curled round right side; two plugs at forefeet, and one
behind to attach to a pedestal. 2f in. long. Bronze.
384. Cat, mau, emblem of the goddess Bast, or Bubastis, seated erect,
collar round the neck, tail curled round at right side, solid : coarse. 2^ in. high.
385. Similar cat, no pendent or collar round the neck; plug in front to
fix it into a pedestal. If in. high. Bronze.
386. Cat, mau, seated erect; emblem of Bast or Bubastis, tail turned round
to the right side. If in. high. Bronze.
387. Cat, mau, seated erect; tail curled on the right side, sacred animal
and emblem of the goddess Bast or Bubastis. The interior is hollow, and
it has probably held a mummy of a small kitten embalmed—these animals
being thus occasionally preserved at Abusir. 4in. high. Bronze.
388. Cat, mau, emblem of the goddess Bast or Bubastis, seated erect ;
hollow inside, the tail curled at the right side, much corroded, and has been
used as a case for the mummy of that animal. 1 ft. 5 in. high. Bronze.
389. Cat, rnau, emblem of the goddess Bast or Bubastis, seated erect;
on a pedestal of dark wood in shape of the vase which is the hieroglyph and
name of the goddess. At the top of the head is a sunken oval place for the
reception of a scarabseus, emblem of the self-forming or uncreate gods, and
expressed as yeper. 6f in. high. Bronze.
390. Head of a cat, mau, sacred animal, and emblem of the goddess Bast
or Bubastis. If in. high. Bronze.
391. Pedestal for the figure of a bronze or wooden cat, which has been
hollowed to hold a mummy of that animal, with the tenons for the mortises
of the figure. The pedestal is either in shape O intended for the vase Bas-t
used as the name of the goddess Bast or Bubastis, or else like ^ a symbol
also occasionally employed in the word has, although not used for the name
of the goddess, but as the symbol of protection, warmth or vitality as well as
sa, the back, or hinder-part. 1 ft. 1 in. long, 5 in. wide. Sycamore wood.
392. Cat, mau, emblem of the goddess Bast or Bubastis; seated on
a pedestal, on the back a ring: the left ear broken off. -Jin. long. Dark