Bastet wasn’t always known as she is seen here with her cat-like features. Before the unification of Egypt, Bastet was known in Lower Egypt as the Goddess of Warfare, with the head of a lion. While at the same time Sekhmet held the position as the Lioness Deity in Upper Egypt. But unlike other deities, Sekhmet and Bast (as she was known then) never unified, but instead formed their own identities. By the 22nd Dynasty (c 945 – 715 BC), Bast had transformed to Bastet, from Goddess of Warfare, to Goddess of Protection and her lioness features became softer, like a cat.
Teeming with feminine energy, Bastet became the Goddess of all things feminine, including the home, dance, pleasure, sexuality, fertility, family, pregnancy and children. But Bastet also possessed the eye of Ra and is also known as the Goddess of fire, and sunrise. Although gentle and protective, one would be cautious about angering her, as she was capable of becoming a fierce lioness once again.
- 2 sizes available
- Standard size limited to 1,000 casts
- Gods of Ancient Egypt Collection
- XL features hidden compartment
- XL is limited to 250 casts
- Features laser-engraved serial number and purity.
Dimensions: L 38.7mm x W 56.8mm x H 111.7mm
Weight: 370+ grams
Metal: .925+ Silver
Silver Content: 11+ Troy ounces
Mintage: Limited to 1000 casts
Features: Laser-etched with serial number & purity, box & certificate of authenticity