RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE Bastet Bast Head Statue Amber Stone Egypt History. Cats were very important to the ancient Egyptians and were even considered to be demi-deities. Not only did they protect the crops and slow the spread of disease by killing rodents, they were also thought to be the physical form of the goddess Bastet. Bastet was the goddess of protection, pleasure, and the bringer of good health. She had the head of a cat and a slender female body.Bastet was the daughter of Ra, sister of Sekhmet, the wife of Ptah, and the mother of Mihos. Since the Second Dynasty, Bastet was worshiped as a deity, most commonly in Lower Egypt. Her form and powers changed over the years. It was believed that every day she would ride through the sky with her father, the sun god Ra. As his boat pulled the sun through the sky she would watch over and protect him.
At night, she would turn into a cat to protect Ra from his greatest enemy, the serpent Apep. She is also known as the Goddess of the Moon and was thought to be the eye of the moon and the eye of Ra. Bastet is still worshipped today and her protection is believed by some to be cast over modern cats. We always strive to have all the elements of all shapes until you always find what you want inside the store so we collect them carefully from several places and collect the special Antique pieces. Please visit the store continuously, you will find everything new and everything you seek to acquire.The date represent date of birth or date of rule or date of start appearance and the items made antique style with good condition.