Bastet Cat Replica

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<p>A plaster replica of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. <br /> <br />Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were the special attribute of the goddess Bast (Bastet) and were originally depicted as a fiercely protective lion, but this image softened over the years to be portrayed more as a domestic cat. <br /> <br /> Bastet was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a domestic cat. She was associated with the Eye of Ra, acting within the sun god's power. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess and protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, pleasure, as well as family, fertility and birth. <br /> </p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a plaster replica of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

About Bastet:

Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were particularly important to the goddess Bast (Bastet). She was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess as the protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance and pleasure as well as family, fertility and birth.

A charming ornament to display in your home.

  • Product Code: CMCN410050
  • Product Weight: 0.85Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H21 x W7 x L11cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 1.05 Kg

<p>A plaster replica of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. <br /> <br />Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were the special attribute of the goddess Bast (Bastet) and were originally depicted as a fiercely protective lion, but this image softened over the years to be portrayed more as a domestic cat. <br /> <br /> Bastet was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a domestic cat. She was associated with the Eye of Ra, acting within the sun god's power. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess and protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, pleasure, as well as family, fertility and birth. <br /> </p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a plaster replica of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

About Bastet:

Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were particularly important to the goddess Bast (Bastet). She was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess as the protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance and pleasure as well as family, fertility and birth.

A charming ornament to display in your home.

  • Product Code: CMCN410050
  • Product Weight: 0.85Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H21 x W7 x L11cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 1.05 Kg
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