History Egyptian Bastat Cat Votive Sculptural wall relief bust Neo-Mfg 9" home decor
From the Museum of fine arts Boston..
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty) - 305–30 B.C.
DIMENSIONS - Height x width x length: 20.5 x 22.2 x 1.1 cm (8 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 7/16 in.)
MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE - Limestone
The modeling of the cat is unusually bold and almost three-dimensional. Although it is widely regarded as the most Egyptian of animals, the sacred cat was a fairly late development in Egyptian religion, beginning about 1000 B.C., when the female of the species was identified with the goddess Bastet (formerly a lioness). She is ornamented with a necklace of cowrie shells, symbols of fertility, and a pendant in the form of the eye of Horus.
We offer many custom color finishes like Silver Leaf, Bronze, Bronze with Patina, Aged stone, Pewter, Copper
All finishes are Faux finish, each piece of art is hand made and no two (2) pieces are the same. The color shown by camera and on the digital display may look different in real life. Lighting, surrounding colors, time of day, electronic display etc will change true life colors.