Magnificent Egyptian Bastet Polychromed Clay Sculpture! Cat God Feline Vtg

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller gallery20th (3,491) 100%, Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333432317316 S U P E R B ! E G Y P T I A N C A T G O D B A S T E T P O L Y C H R O M E D C L A Y S C U L P T U R E R E L I G I O U S A R T ! P O W E R F U L G A Z E ! A p p r o x . 1 1 " H I G H b y 5 " W I D E The Goddess Bastet was one of the ancient Egyptian's most fierce Goddesses and was represented by a cat. As cats were domesticated she became less fierce and was represented as a woman with a cat head. An important cult existed at Memphis where Bastet held great importance with the residents. Mummified cats had their own burial ground and countless cat sculptures were found here as offerings to Bastet. Cats were considered members of the family and given a place of honor. Bastet was the goddess of fertility and also of protection. Since cats often caught and killed scorpions, snakes and other pests, it is natural that a cat Goddess would assume this role. This sculpted cat bust is incredible! Well preserved and with intricate carvings, this work is impressive. The eyes have an almost hypnotic quality and intensity that are fitting for a fierce Goddess! Gold hue polychroming is present and changes to a coppery shade on one side of the sculpture. Cats belonging to royalty were permitted to wear gold jewelry and decorations! Very fine condition! Presents superbly! This artifact begs to be put on a desk, shelf or some prominent spot where it can 'protect' your interiors and enrich your decor! Perfect for your Palm Springs atomic ranch, NY penthouse or London summer house! A G l o r i o u s B a s t e t S c u l p t u r e T o G u a r d Y o u r F i n e I n t e r i o r s ! All text, images and descriptions Copyright GALLERY 20TH. 2020. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized usage in whole or part, including Ebay listings, is strictly prohibited. Condition: Very FIne Vintage Condition!

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