Egyptian Goddess Bastet, Sekhmet of Piankhi Sculpture Statue 10" museum reproduc For Sale
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Egyptian Goddess Bastet, Sekhmet of Piankhi Sculpture Statue 10" museum reproduc:
Egyptian Goddess Bastet, Sekhmet of Piankhi Sculpture Statue 10"Size 10" tall
Standing, the goddess Bastet wears a lion's head with encrusted eyes. In ancient Egyptians, observing the annual cycle of the Nile (alternating flood with drought), created the myth of the goddess.
Thus, the sun's eye, daughter of Re, had become angry and, transformed into a lioness, had fled to Nubia. They managed to appease her: the lioness of fire then took on the character of the cat-goddess, Bastet, feline and lovable (ie: it is the fertilizing flood).
Here she keeps her face like a lioness, the eyebrows in a circumflex accent giving her a fierce air.
The cartouche engraved in the name of Piankhi, the first known Sudanese statesman, dates the statuette of the XXV ° dynasty. He created, strengthening his hold on Upper Egypt around 730 BC,
Goddess Bastet, Sekhmet inscribed on the back with the name of Nubian king Piânkhy
(747 - 716 BC), 25th dynasty
aterial schistose stone, eyes inlaid
Size: Height: 26 cm
Width: 7 cm
Depth: 9 cm
Of which base: 2 cm x 7 cm x 9 cm
Louvre = Sully - 1st floor, Room 643
On display in the Louvre Museum
Last photo shows the original- not included in sale.. because its in the museum
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.