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"Bast"
Medium Date Framed Size Image Size
Oil Pastel/Ink/Pencil on Artist Board 1981 19-3/8"H x 15-1/4"W 12-3/8"H x 8-1/2
From Michael Babcock: Egyptian mythology held a special interest for Susan and Egyptian figures and symbols appear in many of her pieces beginning in the mid-1970s. Here Egyptology comes together with another of her favorite subjects, goddesses... in Bast the goddess who appeared in cat form. The cat incarnation of the Great Mother Goddess, Bast was revered by the ancient Egyptians as a goddess of good health, longevity, pleasure andprotection, particularly of women during childbirth. Talking about this piece in an interview Susan said: Ive always loved cats, and in doing Bast it was wonderful for me to put myself inside the feeling of what it must have felt like to be part woman, part cat. Cats have a certain [presence] and so to experience that presence is perhaps what I was trying to do with this image.

The ancient portrayals of Bast is of a woman with the head of a cat; here Susan has painted her as a cat with the head of a woman with cat ears. It is worth noting that Susan always lived with and loved her cats.

TPG: An important, powerful, richly colored and often requested, but rarely offered goddess image. Published in "Susan Seddon Boulet: The Goddess Paintings" by Michael Babcock, Pomegranate Publications, 1994, pg. 35.

This original work has been re-framed with an antiqued & gilt, custom wood frame. Archival double-matted with, linen top mat and a black & silvered linen bottom mat. Acid-free materials throughout and re-glazed with Museum Conservation, Tru-Vue, UV protective glass. Signed by Susan Seddon Boulet, bottom-center. Dated 81

Opening Offer: $2,500 USD Current High Offer: $4,650 USD High Bidder: mat*****an.com
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