Egyptian Goddess Bast Statue
For those who appreciate ancient Egyptian culture. This statue of Bast was cast in resin and hand painted with great attention to detail.
Bastet, also called Bast, ancient Egyptian goddess worshipped in the form of a lioness and later a cat. The daughter of Re, the sun god, Bastet was an ancient deity whose ferocious nature was ameliorated after the domestication of the cat around 1500 bce.
Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess. However, she sometimes appeared with the head of a lioness to protect the king in battle. The cat was a symbol of Bastet. The ancient Egyptians made many statues of cats like this one to honour Bastet.
L: 4.5" x W: 2.75" x H: 8.5"