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Bastet with Earring

BASTET with Earring
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From the very earliest pre-dynastic days, the Egyptian cat was considered a sacred animal of ancient Egypt. It was highly venerated and identified with deity. Bastet, the goddess of pleasure was the most famous of the cat goddesses, also associated with the protective aspect of motherhood. Bastet is the daughter of the sun god and also represents the powers of the moon. As a sun goddess Bastet represents the warm, life giving power of the sun. Her Cult appears as early as the Second Dynasty. Like a cat, she was admired for her agility and strength. To please the cat goddess, her devotees consecrated statues of the cat in large numbers. When a cat died, it was considered to be an act of great merit to provide for its funeral.
This elegant 5.25" tall reproduction of the goddess Bastet is beautifully hand detailed.

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