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Rare Antique Ancient Egyptian Statue God Bastet protection joy1870-1780BC

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Seller: egyptanubis (57) 100%, Location: Cairo, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153090578966 You Are Bidding on God Bastet shown as cat sitting since it is from Granite stone. Since Goddess Bastet was God of protection of house family work also she was God Of warefare. Since God Bastet ( cats) were very important god at ancient Egyptians most of Egyptians worshipped it and put at there homes and work to protect them and family from snakes scorpions and bad things since they saw always god bastet is defending homes from snacks and rats scorpions. So they even when they left home they leave god bastet with family to protect them. Since you can see Goddess Bastet is shown while sitting prepared to protect the home to protect the house and family from snacks and scorpions. As goddess bastet is shown here sitting prepared for war with Evil and choas . since at every home they left God Bastet to protect home and house from Evil. even they left with children at home to protect them from evil choas and bad things . since bazalt stone statues were very rare at ancient Egyptians were made for pharaos and nobel people also was taken to tomb after their deathHeight: 10 cmWidth:4 cm###×××God bastet Goddess of cats, protection, joy, dance, music, familyBastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the 2nd Dynasty (2890 BCE). As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. The uniting Egyptian cultures had deities that shared similar roles and usually the same imagery. In Upper Egypt, Sekhmet was the parallel warrior lioness deity. Often similar deities merged into one with the unification, but that did not occur with these deities having such strong roots in their cultures. Instead, these goddesses began to diverge. During the 22nd Dynasty ), Bast had transformed from a lioness warrior deity into a major protector deity represented as a cat.Bastet, the name associated with this later identity, is the name commonly used by scholars today to refer to this deity.Her name was associated with the lavish jars in which Egyptians stored their ointment used as perfume. Bastet thus gradually became regarded as the goddess of perfumes, earning the title of perfumed protector. In connection with this, when Anubis became the god of embalming, Bastet came to be regarded as his wife for a short period of time.[]Bastet was also depicted as the goddess of protection against contagious diseases and evil spirits Her name could be translated as "Devouring Lady". However, the phonetic elements "bas" are written with an oil jar (the "t" is the feminine ending) which is not used when writing the word "devour". The oil jar gives an association withperfume which is strengthened by the fact that she was thought to be the mother ofNefertum (who was a god of perfume). Thus her name implies that she is sweet and precious, but that under the surface lay the heart of a predator. Bast was depicted as a cat, or as a woman with the head of a cat, a sand cat or a lion. She is often shown holding the ankh (representing the breath of life) or the papyrus wand (representing Lower Egypt). She occasionally bears a was-scepter (signifying strength) and is often accompanied by a litter of kittens. Cats were sacred to Bast, and to harm one was considered to be a crime against her and so very unlucky. Her priests kept sacred cats in her temple, which were considered to be incarnations of the goddess. When they died they were mummified and could be presented to the goddess as an offering. The ancient Egyptians placed great value on cats because they protected the crops and slowed the spread of disease by killing vermin. As a result, Bast was seen as a protective goddess. Evidence from tomb paintings suggests that the Egyptians hunted with their cats (who were apparently trained to retrieve prey) and also kept them as loved pets. Thus it is perhaps unsurprising that Bast was so popular. During the Old Kingdom she was considered to be the daughter of Atum in Heliopolis (because of her association with Tefnut), however, she was generally thought to be the daughter of Ra (or laterAmun). She (like Sekhmet) was also the wife of Ptahand mother of Nefertum and the lion-god Maahes (Mihos) (who may have been an aspect of Nefertum). Paymet- We accept paypal shipment- takes from 14 days or 21 days after shipment may be less- we will ship after 5 days from payment-We ship world wide condition-As you can see in picture returns- we refund you money after you return the peice Condition: As shown At picture, Material: Granite stone, Provenance: Luxor

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