Egyptian Cat Bastet Mini Miniature Cute Statue with Scarab Figurine 5.25HPN# T53920
Great for cat lovers, this Egyptian Cat Bastet Reproduction Statue is a time capsule into the past and reveals the importance of the cats as a life giving power of the sun in ancient Egyptian society. This miniature statues shows the proud cat looking forward in a strong stance with tail curled around one side. The cat wears an eye of horus and scarab at the neck. PN T53920
- Material: resin and stone with black finish and gold details
- Measures: 5.25 in H x 2 in W x 3 in D. Weighs 7 ounces.
Role of Cats in Ancient Egyptian Society:
Cats were sacred to Bastet, a sun goddess who represents the warm, life giving power of the sun. She was known as the goddess of joy and protector of women. She is usually represented as a lion or cat-headed figure. In the New Kingdom, the male cat was regarded as an incarnation of the Sun God and the female cat was equated with the solar eye. Feline figures may display a scarab, the symbol of the rising sun, engraved on the head or breast thus showing their solar significance. Hundreds of figures were set up as votive offerings in the temple of Bastet at Bubastis in order that the donor might share in the Goddess's grace. Actual mummies of cats were buried by the thousands in special cemeteries in the area. Cats protected the temples from snakes. The ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem and the penalties for injuring or killing a cat were very severe.
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