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Bast by redheaded-step-child Bast by redheaded-step-child
The magnificent Solar Goddess, Bast (or Bastet) is the great Egyptian Goddess of Cats and protector of women and children. All cats were treated as her own children, and were themselves highly revered, being presented jewelry by their owners, often eating from the same plates, and given special funeral rites and rituals upon their deaths. Bast is also associated with perfumery, as her name (as Bastet) translates to "She of the Ointment Jar" earning her the epithet "Perfumed Protector", and is one of the avenging Eyes of Ra, protecting and avenging her people.

This was my first painting in about 6 months, so Bast has become very special to me! I don't have a new desk yet in my new place, so I painted her while sitting cross-legged on the floor with my two cats running around wreaking havoc until they settled down to watch me paint. :giggle:
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:iconxhelena-the-spiffyx:
I love it! The details are very interesting, and this is the best and most interesting representation I've ever seen
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Wow, thank you for the lovely compliment! :hug:
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:iconseshennu:
Everything about this is beautiful. She looks so graceful. Thank you for drawing and sharing this. =)
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you for the lovely comments!
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:icondianielle:
i loveeeee it its beautiful
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sombrefeline Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! This picture has been featured in my journal ( [link]) and in a news ([link] )
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:iconzaradei:
I love this one so much!!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconzaradei:
I love it :)!!
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FireLilyAMG May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, my most beloved deity. I just am seeing this now, since i was away for some time. Very nice work, and great choice on the subject. :)
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