Bastet Egyptian God Cat bronze finish Statue

Made of cast stone

Finish:
Bronze finish

Dimensions:
9.5"High (24 cm)

Weight:
3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

Item No.
3026BP

Museum:
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Period:
Egyptian Pharaohs (3000 BC - 4th century B.C.)

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Bastet Egyptian God Cat bronze finish Statue Sculpture - Reproduction after Museum Original from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 600 B.C. Cats were sacred to Bastet, a sun goddess who represents the warm, life giving power of the sun. She was known as the goddess of joy and protector of women. She is usually represented as a lion or cat-headed figure. In the New Kingdom, the male cat was regarded as an incarnation of the Sun God and the female cat was equated with the solar eye. Feline figures may display a scarab, the symbol of the rising sun, engraved on the head or breast thus showing their solar significance. Hundreds of figures were set up as votive offerings in the temple of Bastet at Bubastis in order that the donor might share in the Goddess's grace. Actual mummies of cats were buried by the thousands in special cemeteries in the area. Cats protected the temples from snakes. The ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem and the penalties for injuring or killing a cat were very severe.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.
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