Cat gold earrings (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcj62400

    £19.99 Members' price *


    Inspired by statuettes of cats offered to the Ancient Egyptian goddess Bastet, who was said to appear on earth in the form of a cat. The Ancient Egyptians believed all their deities took animal form to appear on earth and considered the cat to be the most sacred of all. Offerings were made, as thanks for blessings, to Bastet at temples dedicated to this deity around Bubastis in the Egyptian Nile Delta.


    Product code: cmcj62400
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    Price category: £10 to £25
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Details: Please note, pierced earrings cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.
    Material: Gold plate on sterling silver.
    Size: 1cm
    Weight: 0.005kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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