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Golden Winged Bastet by LEXLOTHOR Golden Winged Bastet by LEXLOTHOR
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This was an unusually project for me. I took a resin cast figurine of the Egyptian cat god Bastet and added vulture-like wings. I sprayed painted the black resin first with "hammered bronze" for texture. Then I added a coat of gold paint Then I applied clear fixative to smooth out the joins. Over this I sprayed a second gold coat for depth. Finally I appied faux gold metallic leaf.

I have personally seen Egyptian statuary that had been gold leafed. I was able to replicate the look fairly closely.

photo (c) John P. Alexander
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Talty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :) You have been featured here: [link] have a good day!
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX for featuring it.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem! :huggle:
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BattyBotanic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This very well done and very cool.Thank You
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Order and Chaos are the left and right hands of God.
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CaroBunny Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
love it ^^
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I recently posted a golded leafing reskin of a cow with wings entitled "Holy Cow".
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writingpoetryforlife Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
cute
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I have that same resin statue. The wings are a marvelous touch! It's a really well done alteration. :)
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I have to be forthcoming with the fact that I am altering found objects. Usually I take a large number of unrelated components and weld them together. In this case the alteration was so simple that the greatest change was in the form of the surface leafing.
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angeluscaligo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If there really is some kind of god, I think it looks like bastet :p she's the perfect goddes or deity ^^
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I took the liberty of adding the wings. To the best of my knowledge the Egyptians never depicted Bastet this way.
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angeluscaligo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They never did, indeed. But it might be a good adition to the whole image. Gives her a sphinx-look which suites her XD
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My favorite Egyptian goddess.
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always preferred Bastet who is all kitty to Bast who is half-human.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know that there were two of them.
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Octorin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Very nice! I like the gold's glittering in the sunlight. Wings on Bastet is interesting :D
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I took a series of photos of the figure in my garden. I got some nice effects against rough granite walls and polished reflective paving stones. However, this shot in brilliant sunlight best highlighted the golden surface.
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Rainbowmare Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Very pretty!
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
False idol!
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
At least it isn't a calf.
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good point!:phew:
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Haru01 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow bastet is cool!
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