Cat Bastet

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Museum

Reunion des Musees Nationaux

Specification

Height: 33 cmLength: 23 cmWidth: 13 cmOriginal material: bronzeMaterial: ResinPublisher: Reunion des Musees Nationaux

Culture

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