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Goddes Bastet with necklace

REF RE000006 EAN 3336721121562

 Goddes Bastet with necklace

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Goddes Bastet with necklace

ln Ancient Egypt, the goddess Bastet, represented as a female cat, was venerated at Bubastis, in the Delta.

ln reality, Bastet was a sweeter version of the goddess Sekhmet who every year left the land of Egypt in the form of a lioness, becoming the distant goddess, only to return during the rainy season appeased and transfigured in the form of a cat. Generally, domestic cats were often brought into Egyptian dwellings, they symbolized the presence of the divine star.

Cats were considered as the family protector ; after death, they would be mummified and often placed as ex-votos in the sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Bastet.

Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work exhibited at the Louvre.

Dimensions
H. 33 cm (12.99") ; L. 23 cm (9.06") ; l. 13 cm (5.12")
Epoque
7-6th century BCE, Late period
Materials
Résin patinated by hand
Matierial of the original
Bronze
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Animals, Cats, Egypt
Material
Resin
Art movement
Egyptian Antiquities
print