One Leonine Deity -- A Multitude of Theories: An Investigation of Egyptian Feline Goddesses and Animal Cults
Yekaterina Barbash, Assistant Curator, Arts of Ancient Egypt, Brooklyn Museum
Entrance fees are $5 for the general public, $3 for University Museum members and PennCard holders, and FREE for ARCE-PA members.
This lecture will introduce an unusual statuette of a crouching female deity with a lion's head, from the Brooklyn Museum's collection. The animal or combined human-animal forms of numerous divinities in the ancient Egyptian pantheon reveal the significant qualities of each deity. This talk will focus on the Statue, exploring the diverse roles of felines within ancient Egyptian religion