Stunning Stone Bastet Sculpture Very Rare Egyptian Antiques Bast Bead Statue BC
Hello There , I'm Happy You Are Reading This Now. We Offer You Our Rare Pieces Of Antiques , Unique, Fascinating And Totally Guaranteed. Bast was the ancient Egyptian goddess of protection and cats. She was the warrior daughter and defender of Ra, who sent her to fight his archenemy Apep. As protectress, she was seen as defender of the pharaoh, after Sekhet, the lioness and consequently of the chief god, Ra. Bast is also known as Bastet, Ubasti, and Pasch. She was worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty in Ancient Egypt. The centre of her cult was in Per-Bast (Bubastis in Greek), which was named after her. Originally she was seen as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt, and therefore her image was a fierce lion. Her name means (female) devourer. In later times Bast became the goddess of protection and blessing, and was the protectress of women, children, and domestic cats. She was the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, and pleasure as well as family, fertility, and birth. When Anubis became the god of embalming, Bast, as goddess of ointment, was connected to him as his wife or mother, until Anubis became Nephthys' son. This gentler characteristic, of Bast as goddess of perfumes, after Lower Egypt's loss in the wars between Upper and Lower Egypt meant that in the Middle Kingdom of Egypt she was seen as a domestic cat and not any more as a lioness. Because domestic cats tend to be tender and protective toward their offspring, Bast was also regarded as a good mother, and she was sometimes shown with kittens. Therefore, a woman who wanted children sometimes wore an amulet showing the goddess with kittens, the number of which showed how many children she wanted to have. Before Leaving Neutral Feedback Or Negative One , Give Us Chance To Fix Any Problem As We Will DO Anything To Make You Happy! The item "Stunning Stone Bastet Sculpture Very Rare Egyptian Antiques Bast Bead Statue BC" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020.
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- Style: Egyptian
- Material: Stone
- Provenance: valley of the kings
- SIZE: 10 X 7 CM