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Brown Resin Bastet cat. 7.5cm tall. Made in Egypt. Imported into Australia. In Brown Resin with a collar and the Eye of Horus with a winged Scarab Beetle. It has Lotus and Papyrus capitals around the base.
The local deity of Bubastis in the eastern Nile Delta, Bastet was the daughter of Ra and the protective aspect of the aggressive lioness goddess Sekhmet. Her earliest form was as a woman with the head of lioness, but by the first millennium BC she appeared in the more gentle guise of a cat or a cat-headed women, sometimes accompanied by a group of kittens. The ancient town of Bubastis is the site of a red granite temple dedicated to Bastet, as well as a series of mud-brick cat cemeteries.
Bastet She was the Egyptian goddess of joy, music, celebration, dancing, and pleasure. To take part in a celebration at her temple in Bubastis, ensured the mental and physical health of the participants. She is a split personality, of sorts. A docile, mothering side who protects the home and mothers, and a ferocious, firey side who comes out when in battle.
Bastet "Devouring Lady" (from bas, to devour, with feminine ending) Bast is first and foremost a protectress; specifically of the royal house and the Two Lands. Later she got the life-preserving goddess of joy and protector of women. However, Bast's original role did not include the "cat as sex symbol" archetype. Worshiped in the Delta city of Bubastis and usually depicted as a cat or in human form with the head of a cat, Bast was seen as a protector of cats and those who cared for them.
7.5cm (H) 3.5cm (W) 5cm (D) All measurements are approximate.
This Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.
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