Queen Nefertari and Isis. Wall painting in the tomb of Queen Nefertari. It portrays the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis (right) leading Queen Nefertari by the hand. Nefertari lived from around BC and was the first wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.
In Egyptian culture, cats were highly revered, and families often had them mummified when they died. The wealthy would even decorate their cats in gold, with jewels. Here Bastet is shown as a royal feline.
Mummy of Ramesses II (Ramesses or Ramses the Great 1303 BC - 1213 BC). His advanced age at death (over is evident in his features. In 2010 I stood for ages in the Cairo Museum staring at his every feature.
*EGYPT ~ Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.