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Ancient Egyptian cat statuette associated with the goddess Bastet. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A Royal Hand, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1349–1336 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Cauldron with griffin and siren attachments, ca. 8th-7th century B.C. Bronze. Salamis - Cyprus.

Brooch in the Form of a Rabbit. Roman (probably Britain or Gaul), 100-300.

Egypt, Dynasty 26, 664-525 BC. Bronze statue of a cat.

Relief plaque with a swallow Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: 400–30 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Limestone

Bat Amulet of Hapiankhtifi Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Tomb of Hapiankhtifi, Mummy, Khashaba Medium: Wood, gold leaf