ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CAT Bastet Ancient Egyptian Antique Old Pharaonic Bastet Statue. Bastet, also called Bast, ancient Egyptian goddess worshiped in the form of a lioness and later a cat. The daughter of Re, the sun god, Bastet was an ancient deity whose ferocious nature was ameliorated after the domestication of the cat around 1500 BCE.
She was native to Bubastis in the Nile River delta but also had an important cult at Memphis. In the Late and Ptolemaic periods large cemeteries of mummified cats were created at both sites, and thousands of bronze statuettes of the goddess were deposited as votive offerings.
Small figures of cats were also worn as amulets; this too was probably related to the cult of Bastet. We always strive to have all the elements of all shapes until you always find what you want inside the store so we collect them carefully from several places and collect the special Antique pieces. Please visit the store continuously, you will find everything new and everything you seek to acquire.
The date represent date of birth or date of rule or date of start appearance and the items made antique style with good condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles".The seller is "egypt_history" and is located in this country: EG. This item can be shipped worldwide.