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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.

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