Cat Goddess Bast
Bast (sometimes known as Bastet) is the powerful protector Goddess of lower Egypt. Her very name means "the devourer," indicating the ferocity for which she was known in defending her own.
This small statuette offers a representation of her not unlike that which was found in ancient Egypt.
Standing 5 3/4" tall and 3 3/4" deep, it is the image of a cat sitting on her haunches and decorated in the jewels of Egyptian royalty, and marked with the Eye of Horus (also know as the Eye of Isis).
The whole of the cold-cast resin sculpture is also black, with the exception of gold accents that clearly illustrate Bastet`s lovely features.
Did you know? Cats were revered in ancient Egypt as living embodyments of Bast. On a merely practical level, cats insured minimal rodent infestations in grain storage vital for feeding the society. A person who purposly killed a cat received the death penalty.
Isis Goddess Statue
The Goddess Isis is one of the more famous and popular goddesses of the Ancient Egyptian pantheon, Isis is the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She is often viewed as the ideal mother, as well as the Goddess of magic and nature. Isis is also viewed as a champion for sinners, slaves, and those who are down on their luck, and was revered by the poor and the wealthy alike as the goddess of fertility. As the wife of Osiris, she is also viewed as the protector of children, and the dead, and it was said that the fertility fo the Nile valley sprung from her, with her tears of mourning for Osiris causing the Nile to flood.
Here she is shown as a fierce goddess, beautiful and motherly. Her headdress appears as though it were winged, much as she is often depicted, with the horns of a cow supporting the sun disk at its crown. Clad in traditional robes of gold, her skin is inky black, with her eyes shining gold from a serene expression. Resting within her hands is a shield showing the blossoming of the Nile, representative of the fertility and rebirth she inspires while the scarab on her chest is a symbol of the rebirth of the immortal soul.
Made of cold cast resin, the hand painted statue stands 11" high.
This golden Egyptian hand mirror is
a replica of the actual mirror case found in King Tut's tomb.
It is the shape of the Ankh, often referred to as the "key
of life", as the Ankh represents eternal life.
reverse side features the image of the sacred Scarab, symbol of
spontaneous creation, and the lotus, symbolic of renewal and purification.
Heiroglyphics representing life, renewal, reserrection and healing
circle the mirror and run down the handle. A wonderful, eye-catching
hand mirror! (This mirror is so beautiful that I display mine
in the living room along with several different pyramids and a
Did you know? In ancient Egypt as in several other cultures,
makeup and mirrors were associated with sacred temple items, as
beautifying oneself was considered part of a balanced spiritual
expression. Mirrors were sacred to the Goddess Hathor.
lovely hand mirror measures about 8" in length, and 3.5"
at the widest part.
Egyptian Ankh Hand Mirror
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