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I did it 3 years ago, and now I improved some stuff like the background. I'm surprised to see the difference!

The Egyptian goddess Bastet.
She was first a lioness-headed goddess, and really late in Egyptian history (under the XXIInd dynasty) she adopted a cat-head. The dangerous lioness became a gentle, maternal divinity of fertility. But then, she was still in the official spheres represented as a lioness (like on the temple's walls).
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Lyndale1608 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Nice. Just. SO. NIIICE!
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theblackalma13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love her head she look beautiful
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
thank you!!
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theblackalma13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
anytime
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:iconmoki96:
Moki96 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
love it!! <3
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
great work
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belavrana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. meow.
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:iconjagabor:
Jagabor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Beautiful, the colors really work in this one
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Sonnenkatze346 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a realy great and beatiful picture! I like it to see Bastet with this cute little lion!
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MoonyKittenz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I think ive seen this before ,but only the head XD im gonna fave it its just to awesome
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous. Cute cub too!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bulletblue:Hi! You've been featured in a monthly newsarticle for: #TheFavouriteShowcase:bulletblue:

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MiladyNymphetamine Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first found out about Egypt at thirteen years of age, I was fascinated by the culture (but never actually started to take into studying it until only early this year......yeah I'm new to the subject), but Bastet (along with Seth, and Hathor) I was intrigued by, mainly because I have had life long love for cats (I grew up with them, and have always had a cat in my life, whether I owned one or if someone in my family did). I was just not very good at drawing them, but looking at this drawing is giving me the inspiration to try again, (I also want to attempt at drawing tigers and lions too :D).
Anyways as always hun you did an excellent job on this piece :heart:
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:iconjennymajeske:
jennymajeske Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
the neck and slope of her shoulders is very graceful. i like all the lines of the stalky background.
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting! nice work!
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AeyviAllenPoe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of my Bengal, Ankhensenaten Khamu Nuut :3
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Very AWESOME!!!

In ancient Egypt, cats were revered as gods.. and they've never forgotten it.

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riverotter7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh She is Beautiful! I know I have your other one in favourites and this one as well, plus your Sekhmet. The colours are gorgeous but Her eyes are so sad!
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thank you!
You think they are sad? Never noticed. (:
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ReaperasinGrimm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I do enjoy the way she and the cub stand out against the green of the plants.
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Thank you very much!!
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ReaperasinGrimm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
You are welcome. I love Bast.
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Magydisney Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooh she so cute :3
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thesvetislav Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Nice painting!
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:iconmtmac:
mtmac Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting concept...well done!
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:iconjarm13:
JARM13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
About time I checked this one out . This is really good . This needs more then a favorite , only I don't know what . Great job .
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dinaart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love it!!
This is extremely ebarrassing, but I'm egyptian and I didnt know Bastet had a lion head XDXD
brilliant artwork <3
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is actually a lynx .XD
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dinaart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh wait, maybe i did know :D i remember something about that...
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Dumaonca Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Great work-The anceint people loved cats because they protected there food(grain,ect.).
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Draco-Bellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
real awesome! :love:
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superbe ce dessin ! Tout au crayon en plus...chapeau !
L'histoire de la transformation de sekhmet en bastet a toujours été l'un de mes préférée =)
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
merci! :aww:
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Shiraime Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
L'expression de la déesse est adorable ! Le fait qu'elle tienne un lionceau fait référence à son autre personnalité : Sekhmet (il me semble, et désolée pour l'orthographe s'il est faut ^o^" )
C'est assez impressionnant d'obtenir ce résultat avec du crayon de couleurs ! En bref... c'est un superbe dessin ! 8D
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
merci beaucoup!!
et l'orthographe est bonne. ;)
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Shiraime Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
de rien ! d=
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:iconmaarel:
Maarel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting idea ) Very beautiful work!
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gret work! Love your ancient egypt jobs!! Hope you could upload to ancient egypt club all your pics!
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
thank you!! :aww:
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Mythka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Congratulations! Your work has been selected for this week’s feature in :iconmythsandlegends:
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Burdfeet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Lovely.
I love the concept.
The lion cub is adorable :aww:!
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snowy-huskywolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
This looks beautiful!! I really love how you did all the details and made the background help you to focus on her more. I also love how you did the lion cub it' so sweet and it ties into the relativity of the image so well 8D
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
thank you! :aww:
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snowy-huskywolf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem ^^
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OrangeAmel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
At first (when I saw the smaller version in the message box) I though she's looking at the mirror xD Good idea, it was wise to add an explanation about her origins in the comments, nicely done :)
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sekhmet-the-flame Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
thank you very much!

Bastet is a really old goddess, she first appears during the 2nd dynasty (around 2800 BC). And she has a lioness head (cats were faaar from being domesticated :roll: )
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OrangeAmel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I see, thanks for the info :)
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
So nice work. :)
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, this reminds me of a little toy I saw in an anime movie, I think it was called 'Whispers of the heart' or something. Anyway, nicely executed.
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