Seller: ialonus (293) 100%, Location: England, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163466042354 This fine reproduction bronze cat is representative of the cats sacred to the Egyptian goddess of love, fertility and joy: Bast, or Bastet. The worship of Bast dates from at least 4000 BC, reaching its height about 1500 BC, when thousands of pilgrims poured into the temple at Bubastis to take part in the annual festival. *** This miniature bronze is an accurate reproduction of the type of bronze cats produced by the ancient Egyptians. It is 37mm in height, made of a base white metal and bronze plated. A beautiful item that will not disappoint any lover of cats and / or ancient Egypt. *** Shipping is free to UK buyers and Internation shipping is discounted to reflect this. *** For Clarity: This is a modern reproductionof an ancient item.