Unusual Royal Bastet Beautiful Bast Statuette Circa 2890 Bce

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Seller: rare-antiques (53) 98.2%, Location: luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192772129254 UNUSUAL ROYAL BASTET BEAUTIFUL BAST STATUETTE CIRCA 2890 BCE this pretty piece was found in luxor. Material : PORCELAIN Historical Reference : Bast (known as "Bastet" in later times to emphasise that the "t" was to be pronounced) was one of the most popular goddesses of ancient Egypt. She is generally thought of as a cat goddess. However, she originally had the head of a lion or a desert sand-cat and it was not until the New Kingdom that she became exclusively associated with the domesticated cat. However, even then she remained true to her origins and retained her war-like aspect. She personified the playfulness, grace, affection, and cunning of a cat as well as the fierce power of a lioness. She was also worshiped all over Lower Egypt, but her cult was centred on her temple at Bubastis in the eighteenth nome of Lower Egypt (which is now in ruins). Bubastis was the capital of ancient Egypt for a time during the Late Period, and a number of pharaohs included the goddess in their throne names. 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 with perfume which is strengthened by the fact that she was thought to be the mother of Nefertum (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. CONDITION: + Intact in original condition, No repairs or restoration Terms of Sale: + All items are %100 guaranteed to be authentic antiques+ We only Accept PayPal+ If you have questions about a specific auction please contact us at least 24 hours before the auction ends so we have enough time to reply. Shipping: + ALL items are packed and shipped with utmost care.+ Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs as stated in the auction unless 'FREE SHIPPING' is indicated.+ Insurance is included in any shipping costs/quotes. Returns: we fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for any reason please contact us and return it within 5 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund excluding shipping fees. Authenticity: All items listed by Rare-Antiques Are A family Heritage For A well-known Family In Egypt used To Work In excavation Works at The Egyptian Desert Until 1970s .+ Bid with confidence! We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. + We guarantee Your Money to Be returned Back to you In case You Are Not Satisfied With The Deal . Returns: we fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for any reason please contact us and return it within 14 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund excluding shipping fees. About US: Rare-Antiques have been involved in antique trading since 1971. Contact US: + Feel free to Contact us with any questions before biddingBefore leaving a neutral or negative feedback please first send me a message and I will try to solve any problem , thanks Condition: excellent, Material: PORCELAIN, Provenance: valley of the kings

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