“Archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered the tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings…. The woman, Nehmes Bastet, was a temple singer during Egypt’s 22nd Dynasty (approximately 945 - 712BC), according to an inscription in the tomb.” (BBC News)
A thousand of bread, beer, oxen, fowl, alabaster, linen, and all good and pure things for the ka of Nehmesbast, true of voice.
(Note that the sarcophagus was originally used for someone else and was repurposed for Nehmesbast, so that’s not her face. I still like the picture, though. [photo is from BBC Mundo])
Seated lion, gold, Late Period, inscribed “Bast, Eye of Ra, Mistress of the Gods.” The Walters Art Museum
Lion-headed goddess [identified as probably Wadjet], faience, Late Period. The Walters Art Museum.
I love the meditative expression on Her face.
Figure of a lion-headed goddess in front of an obelisk, bronze, Late Period. The Walters Museum.
Seated figures of Bast, British Museum
Hail Bast in all Her Names!
An Egyptian green stone heart scarab of Nesptah, priest of Bast, scribe of The Great House (Per-AA) of Bastet, Aaron Gallery.
A thousand of bread, beer, oxen, fowl, alabaster, and linen, and all good and pure things for the ka of Nesptah, Hem-Bast.
Amulet of Bast, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Bast with a flail? Very interesting!
Amo quia amo. (I love because I love.)