Bast of the Rising Sun

Lynnette Shelley

Ambler, United States

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Original artwork for sale. Please contact redeye@designbyredeye.com for inquiries.

Bast is the Egyptian goddess with the body of a maiden and the head of a cat. She is the Goddess of cats, the rising sun as well as the moon, truth, enlightenment, sexuality and birth, fertility and the harvest, the home, music, dance and the arts, among many other attributes.

She is also sometimes considered to be the Egyptian version of the Greek Artemis and Roman Diana.

Halloween was originally celebrated as the Feast of Bast and Sekhmet. Sekhmet is Bast’s twin sister, who has a lion head. While Bast is associated with life, Sekhmet is associated with death and is the destroyer goddess).

In this stylized, abstracted portrait, I portrayed Bast with a golden corona or solar disc to represent the rising sun and life. The triangles are a symbol of fertility as well as the creative power.

Mixed Media (liquid copper leaf, gold acrylic, oil pastels, colored pencils, and black art marker) on tan Canson pastel paper. Original work measures 19 × 12.5 inches.

View more of my artwork at www.lynnetteshelley.com

Also check out my companion piece to this artwork – Bast’s sister goddess Sekhmet

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