Large Bastet with Short Staff
Goddess Bastet, the daughter of sun god Ra, wife of Ptah, and mother of Mihos is the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, pleasure, family, fertility, and birth.
Bastet was both docile and aggressive. Her docile and gentle side is shown in depictions of her as a domesticated cat, which represents the goddess as a protector of the home and pregnant women. Bastet's more fierce and aggressive nature is displayed in depictions of her as a fierce lioness, defeating the enemy in the accounts of battles for the pharaoh. The people of ancient Egypt turned to Bastet for protection and for blessing, as she was renowned and beloved.
Shown here as Goddess of Music and Dance, she holds a Sistrum, an Egyptian percussion instrument. This statue is cold cast bronze infused resin with hand painted details.
- 4" x 5" x 15.5"