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Bastet Cat Goddess by TaraFlyArt Bastet Cat Goddess by TaraFlyArt
"Bastet"©TaraFly, 2016. 
An acrylic painting on a masonite panel, measuring 11"x14".

The Egyptian cat goddess was originally a sun goddess (daughter of Ra) until the Greeks conquered parts of Egypt and merged their own pantheon with the Egyptians'.  The Greeks felt Bastet resembled Artemis, a moon goddess, and so Bast became associated with the moon.  They probably were impressed by cats' eyes which "glow" in the dark like tiny moons. Haha

I created this painting for the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's July auction, themed "Ancient Worlds".  It runs July 24th - 30th, 2016 on the Rabbit Hole Collective's Facebook page.
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tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
My new Fave Winner 
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TaraFlyArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Carrie! ^_^
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