Minou

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Minou
Bronze, 18″ x 5″ x 4″
Stylized zoomorphic cat, “minou” is “kitty” in French.  Sekhmet/Bas the lion-headed warrior goddess in Egypt eventually evolved into Bastet depicted iwth the head of a domestic cat, becoming a goddess who protected her people from evil an diseases as well as the goddess of music and dance.  As cats were known for having litters, she also took on the fertility goddess role.  Minou reflects who women’s role can shift as their emphasis changes from being a mother, to a healer, a protector standing against evil, and a dancer celebrating life sometimes all in the same day or across a lifetime.