Askos à figures rouges sur l'épaule. Face A, chimère et face B, Pégase. 4e quart du 5e siècle av J.C. Lieu de découverte : Italie (origine). Paris, musée du Louvre
This coin shows Aphrodite of Aphrodisias, another pillar goddess whose temple was in southwestern Turkey. This depiction somewhat resembles a bee, or a bundle. Aphrodite too wears the feather crown (which originated with her forebears, Ashtart of Canaan and Atargatis, Dea Syria) and is flanked by the ears of grain.
Mafdet protected against snakes & scorpions, often represented as a feline or mongoose. She was the deification of legal justice (& possibly execution), protected the king's chambers & other sacred places, & protected against venomous animals. It was said that Mafdet ripped out the hearts of wrong-doers, delivering them to the pharaoh's feet. She was replaced by Bast, but her imagery continued to be associated with the pharaohs in their personal items & on bed where their mummies were…