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Bast Goddess by tigerpixieart Bast Goddess by tigerpixieart
"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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:iconbgjunior22:
bgjunior22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Really nice. One of my favourite goddesses.
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Otterlore Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love!
Saw this in a book too, never expected to see such great art on dA!
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JenniferAnneEsposito Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful cat!, luv the spirited eyes u do! ^-^
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Hoodthewolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  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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:iconhoodthewolf:
Hoodthewolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:) yw in i don't like her i love her
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:iconwhysoserious98:
Whysoserious98 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it! I have this on a keychain. ^^
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:iconpixieplay:
pixieplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
This is lovely! I love the crisp details and Bast's large eyes. :heart:
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:icondreamwolvie:
dreamwolvie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
hehe those eyes are amazing! i really like the work with the fur and jewelry =)
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:iconphilluppus:
Philluppus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   General Artist
love the drawing, love the story, it is intriging and atractive, stunning
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:icondeemelino:
DeeMelino Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
awesome work!!!!
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AJHege Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautifully detailed!
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
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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:iconautumncyn:
autumncyn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
excellentttttttttttttttttt:)
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Chewnbaby Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
A very cool cat. Love the colours of the eyes and the jewellery.
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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:icondana-i-tachi:
dana-i-tachi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
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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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I love her... such beautiful eyes on her!

:heart:
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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Desireclanwarrior Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
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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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much! I use a really small paint brush most of the time.
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Desireclanwarrior Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
:nod: *taking notes*
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:iconcaroline-sarah:
Caroline-Sarah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome picture, great use of colours. I love the eyes, and the attention to detail is fantastic.
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tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconcaroline-sarah:
Caroline-Sarah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome
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NocturnalMoonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Digital Artist
I love the huge eyes. :D
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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NocturnalMoonWolf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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R151n9 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
catched the agyptian style on this one !
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Songbird1388 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
oh how cute! =D
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miauverde Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
the cutest representation of bast :D
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:iconapi-beast:
API-Beast Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moew!

Such nice eyes :3
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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bloodthirstyveggie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
love cats theair little furr demons
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Why yes they are :meow:
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bloodthirstyveggie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
i got 4 death row kittens so i love some cat picks not every one but some
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So sweet of you to rescue those kittens :D We rescued 5 from the dumpster at my dad's work. Found homes for 3 of them and I kept 2. Here's Trixie & Pixie, [link]
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bloodthirstyveggie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
there lovely i saved six achely i took one befor it cam into the shelter becouse would have been killed an found one some one had throwon out of acare gave her away to but i got fiered fram my job becouse i sked why my boss pulled all the helthty kittens to have them killed
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DemoComics Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice =D
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you
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Wiiiberg Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Like the colors.
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tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Speckledpath Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love those big green eyes and the background, too. Very creative. And good point,with the Egyptian Mau cats.
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tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much!
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Speckledpath Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Katttty920 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
COOL! =3
:meow: :meow: :meow: :meow: :meow: :meow:
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:icontigerpixieart:
tigerpixieart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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catgirlhawaii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Love your art!I've been getting your newsletter for a while and just found you on here!!
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