Egyptian Cat necklace (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcj48350

    £60.00 Members' price *


    Created exclusively for the British Museum: a handmade sterling silver necklace with an Egyptian Cat pendant.

    The design is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet, who the ancient Egyptians viewed Bastet as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers.

    The necklace has been created by Ortak - specialist jewellers based in the Orkney Islands, Scotland - using traditional silversmithing techniques. It forms part of an exclusive range based on masterpieces of the British Museum collections.

    Ideal as a gift.

    Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here


    Product code: cmcj48350
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Details: Created exclusively for the British Museum by Ortak Jewellery. Made in Scotland.
    Material: Sterling silver
    Size: 18inch long chain, pendant is 1.7cm x 1cm
    Weight: 0.05kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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