Bast or Bastet is the Egyptian Goddess of Cats and a symbol of Cat lovers and devotees worldwide. In Ancient Egypt, Bast (Bastet) the Cat-headed goddess represented a powerful aspect of the Sun, life-giving, pleasure, joy, music, dance, health, healing, the Moon and of course, Cats. At her city, Bubastis, all Cats were considered divine. The Temples were full of them, and they were cared for by a special group of Priestesses. Those who harmed or killed a Cat were put to death. When Egyptian Cats died, they were taken to certain cities to be mummified and to be prepared for life in the afterworld.
Approx 13.cm high.
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