Sacred Cat Earrings - Goddess Bastet - Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

$20.00

This pair of Sacred Cat Earrings is a reproduction of a faience (glazed earthenware) amulet and is made with gold covered pewter. They measure 1 1/4" high and 3/8" wide.

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HISTORY:Cats were considered sacred in ancient Egypt. Admired for its virility, strength and agility, it was also the symbol of Bastet, the benevolent cat goddess who represented motherhood and joy. She was often portrayed as a woman with a cat's head. Bubastis, a city in Lower Egypt, was famous for its yearly festival in honor of Bastet and for its great cemetery of mummified cats.

Originally linked to the sun god Re. Bastet came to be associated with life preserving power of the sun and the protection of women.

Cat amulets were commonly worn on necklaces during the 22nd and 23rd dynasties to invoke the blessing of Bastet.

Ancient Egypt 940 - 730 B.C.
Museum Reproduction
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Your purchase of these pieces helps support the museum community and independent jewelers dedicated to duplicating the workmanship of craftsmen from the past.

HISTORY: Ancient Egypt, one of the richest and most advanced of the early civilizations, appeared on the stage of history around 3100 B.C. (Dynasty I). Hieroglyphic scripts and tomb decorations document the Egyptians' belief in the after-life, their mythology and deities. Jewelry was often worn as protective talismans. Gold was believed to reflect the life-giving rays of the sun. The color and brilliance of gem stones traditionally determined their value and religious significance.

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