Colossal Statue of Akhenaten from Karnak, located in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. (The Pharaoh, husband of "Queen Nefertiti", named firstly as "Amenhotep IV" laterly "Akhenaten" which means "Sun Pharaoh" also "Gempateen" which means “The Sun Disc").
So cats became animals sacred to the solar deity. Egyptian Bast Bastet Cat Goddess Cat Leaning on Candle Pillar Statue. This beautiful depiction of the cat headed Egyptian Goddess Bast is something to see.