This is quite a tricky one to explain, because I don’t actually know the artist, Vincent Beaurin but there’s a special reason that I connect with it. It’s inspired by Bastet the cat, an Egyptian deity – and my dad, at the age of 78, has just received his doctorate in Egyptology! So I know more about Bastet than I feel I ever need to. Bastet varies in form; goddess of music and dance, feasting and love, protector of women – Bastet is all good!
In the flesh, this is a weighty thing, made of two, smooth, rock-like tablets (magnetized) with three monochrome discs of colour; Sapphire, Saffron and Silex and has DIOR engraved on the lid. It’s very limited edition and definitely one for collectors only at £150 at Harrods and Selfridges. It’s made to be a work of art by Beaurin who has collaborated previously with Dior fashion and was first unveiled at the Galerie Laurent Godin. There are only 1450 in the world.
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How brilliant of your Dad!
I’ve seen this wandering around the web and in Dior Mag. I wince at the price but at the same time it has Bast on it. Any news if this is only a Europe exclusive?
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this post…not only do you post about an awesome collector’s item, you mention that your dad got his doctorate at 78!! Gives me hope I can still get mine. 🙂 Boy oh boy, it would be great if this palette were available in U.S.!
Hi BBB love your site – have to lock up my purse before reading! I’m a neighbour of yours in Greenwich, thought based on above you might be interested in my book The Mouse of Bones – features Bast and a cat detective! Health, Strength, Life to you!