Four mini pewter replicas in the shape of Egyptian gods. Each replica measure 4cm high.
The ancient Egyptians believed in many different gods and goddesses - each one with their own role to play in maintaining peace and harmony across the land. This set shows Anubis (god of the dead), Horus (god of the sky), Osiris (god off the underworld) and Bastet (goddess of women and childbirth).
The set is supplied in a clear box with a historical information card.
More about Anubis, Horus, Osiris and Bastet
Anubis was a jackal headed god who was associated with death and was guardian of cemeteries. He was a guide to the dead and also played a part in the judgment of the dead.
Horus was either represented as a falcon or as a man with a falcon’s head and was the god of the sky. His father was Osiris and his mother Isis. Horus’ left eye was seen as the moon and his right eye the sun and they crossed the sky when he flew across it.
Osiris was the god of the underworld. He became the most prominent god in the Middle and New Kingdoms among the common people of Egypt. In Osiris, the people saw the possibility that all Egyptians had a chance of an afterlife.
In ancient Egypt the cat was worshipped as a sacred animal. The god Bastet or Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess with the body of a woman and the head of a cat.