Figurine of a cat with which the goddess Bastet identified herself, who symbolized motherhood and fertility. The cat is sitting on its two rear legs, stretching the two front ones. This type of figurine can be seen from 600 B.C. until the Roman period. As the followers of the goddess pollulate from the Late period and on, so do such votive figurines. A great number of them have been found in the center of her worship, in her temple in Boubastis, in the Nile Delta.