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Bast Goddess
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"Bast Goddess" 12" x 16" Acrylic and Archival Ink on a Cotton Canvas Sheet, 2005. The Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast, or Bastet, is believed to be the daughter Isis and Ra, the protector of home and family. She is both a Moon goddess and a Sun goddess, and her realm is love, joy, music, dance, fertility, happiness, sorcery, and wisdom, She is best known as the cat goddess, and sometimes mirrors the cat's fierce nature in her avenging aspect. The breed of cat I have painted as the Bast Goddess is the Egyptian Mau, the breed believed to be the represented in most of the ancient Egyptian art. It's very easy to see why the Egyptians believed these beautiful cats to be sacred servants of the gods.

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bgjunior22's avatar
Really nice. One of my favourite goddesses.
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Otterlore|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love!
Saw this in a book too, never expected to see such great art on dA!
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JenniferAnneEsposito|Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful cat!, luv the spirited eyes u do! ^-^
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Hoodthewolf|Hobbyist Artist
WOH the first thing i saw were basts Wyes staring at meh XD and not to be rude but i thought bast was the protecter of crops and the house hold with the head of a cat and the body of a woman
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tigerpixieart|Professional Traditional Artist
:) Well I have protector of home & family that's close enough to household I think. I guess I didn't see the crops part when I researched. Thanks for pointing that out. She isn't supposed the be the Goddess just one of the loved & worshipped cats from that time period. Thanks for the fave. I'm glad you like her.
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Hoodthewolf|Hobbyist Artist
:) yw in i don't like her i love her
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Whysoserious98|Student General Artist
I love it! I have this on a keychain. ^^
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pixieplay's avatar
This is lovely! I love the crisp details and Bast's large eyes. :heart:
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dreamwolvie's avatar
hehe those eyes are amazing! i really like the work with the fur and jewelry =)
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Philluppus| General Artist
love the drawing, love the story, it is intriging and atractive, stunning
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DeeMelino's avatar
awesome work!!!!
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AJHege|Professional Photographer
Beautifully detailed!
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kavsikuzah|Hobbyist Photographer
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Scarlet-Nokitsune's avatar
Oh lord, this was one of the first pictures of Bastet I ever loved! I cannot believe I never favved it!
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autumncyn's avatar
excellentttttttttttttttttt:)
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Chewnbaby's avatar
A very cool cat. Love the colours of the eyes and the jewellery.
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tigerpixieart|Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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dana-i-tachi's avatar
Eyes seems a lil' too big, or misses some more sparkles imho... ^^
But everything else looks perfect! You're good at painting ^^
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tigerpixieart|Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much! Yeah, I painted this years ago. I've learned a lot since then ;)
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pisceandreamer7's avatar
I love her... such beautiful eyes on her!

:heart:
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tigerpixieart|Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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Desireclanwarrior's avatar
I really like how you drew the eyes and fur

I can never get effects like that when I draw

Perhaps I just need more practice

I love the eye shape.
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tigerpixieart|Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much! I use a really small paint brush most of the time.
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Desireclanwarrior's avatar
:nod: *taking notes*
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