Condition : This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 19″ X Width 13″ Marble Dimensions: diameter 13 Height without base: 18 Weight : 28 LBS Inventory; 71-61001M9317. This is an elegant sculpture of an Egyptian pharaoh cat. It is believed that the house cat was first domesticated over 5,000 years ago in the valley of the Nile. When the people of Egypt chose to settle, they grew crops, which were often fed on by vermin. The people really grew to love the cats, and eventually cats became the property of divine Pharaoh. They were worshiped, and even buried alongside their masters. Since then cats have become domesticated all over the world, tied back to the roots of the African Wildcat. This cat wears a collar of ancient hieroglyphic letters to help protect it from evil and has its head slightly tilted to the left and looking downward, its long tail wrapping around it. The symmetry lines and details on this peace are beautiful and also delivers a calming effect on a bystander as most cats do. Handmade of 100% bronze and cast using the “Lost Wax Method”, it has a two tone brown patina. Sits on a solid black marble base and is signed Thomas. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item “Heavy Egyptian Cat Bastet Bast Statue Genuine Bronze with Marble Made in Europe” is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Metalware\Bronze”. The seller is “bronze_vault” and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Medium: Bronze