Cat Bastet

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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 in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 40 cm.
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 27 cm
Weight: 4.25 kg
Origin: Egypt
Period: 7th or 6th century BC, Low period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

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Cat Bastet

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 in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 40 cm.
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 27 cm
Weight: 4.25 kg
Origin: Egypt
Period: 7th or 6th century BC, Low period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

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