Egyptian Bastet, Cat Urn, Hand Painted cookie jar

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 21, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
This beautiful ceramic Ancient Egyptian styled lidded urn/amphora has the head of Bastet for handles, bas relief designs of Bastet around the widest part, and geometric designs around the footed pedestal. The pot measures 12 1/2 inches tall, including the lid and 7 inches in diameter at its widest point. The entire urn is hand-painted with rich blue, turquoise, red, black and metallic gold paints.This urn makes a great present for anyone interested in Ancient Egyptian decor. It makes a great accent piece in a living rooms, and makes a perfect centerpiece in formal dining rooms. Don't miss out on this great piece at a great price. Get yours now!Bastet was the goddess of fire, cats, of the home and pregnant women. According to one myth, she was the personification of the soul of Isis. She was also called the "Lady of the East". CAT CERAMIC COOKIE JAR EGYPT URN BASTET GODDESS THIS HAND-PAINTED & STATELY AMPHORA TYPE URN GIVES PRAISE TO BASTET (An ancient Egyptian goddess, daughter of Ra and agent of his vengeance, often depicted as a lioness or cat.) The timeless style and mystery of ancient Egyptian culture has become a popular choice for families seeking unique funeral urns. Rich symbolism and ancient signs of protection transcend into modern culture as cremation burial urns. Egyptians revered cats, and archeologists have discovered ... read more