The Bastet convex mirror uses a frame I found in Venice. The frame has a white gold gilded finish and I added layers of semi-precious tiger eye spheres in two concentric rings. The inner ring has a micro trim of Venetian glass rods.
The frame is only 7 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Truly jewelry for walls.
The Bastet mirror is named for the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet. Bastet was the daughter of Ra and the protector of the home and pregnant women. She was manifested as a cat during the 22nd Dynasty. Like a cat, Bastet had two layers, the first layer represented the comfort and happiness of the home while the other layer represented the heart of a predator.
Tiger eye, or cat’s eye, is a variety of macrocrystalline Quartz known for its remarkable chatoyancy and rich layers of gold and brown color. The Egyptians used it for inlaying the eyes of their god’s statues.This mineral supposedly has properties that give sharpness to one’s inner vision. Also, tiger eye stimulates luck and wealth for the home and the wisdom to maintain it.