This Egyptian Cat Bust reproduces an original Bastet figurine from the Egyptian Late Period (664-332). The cat head looks out serenely wearing golden earrings. Although a small scale figurine, it has been reproduced with fine details. The statue is made from resin with a green bronze patina. Across the surface one sees the textural etchings from the original including an ornate collar and sun disk pendant necklace.
Bastet - Although other goddesses also sometimes manifested themselves as cats, Bastet is seen as the principal cat goddess. In the complex Egyptian pantheon, Osiris and Isis' daughter formed a trinity with Hathor and the vengeful Sekhmet, both negatives to Bastet's positive. Bastet was attributed to have the power to invoke solar and lunar eclipses. She was associated with fertility through the cycles of the moon. Celebrations in her honor were so ecstatic that she was also worshipped as the goddess of song, dance and music.