The Triad of Menkaure": Menkaure, Het-Hert (seated), and Nome Goddess, the Valley Temple of the King at Giza, Old Kingdom (4th Dynasty), now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Photo from Schultz and Seidel's Egypt: World of the Pharoahs, p. 330.
Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshipped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BC). As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Her name is also spelled Baast, Ubaste, and Baset