Large Bastet and faience necklace

    SKU: cmcn434540

    £80.00 Members' price *


    Large Bastet votive pendant with a faience bead.

    The name of the Ancient Egyptian cat goddess Bastet means 'she of the ointment jar', reflecting her soothing and peaceful nature. Bastet was the protective aspect of the feline goddess, perhaps because the cat takes good care of its kittens. The aggressive aspect is represented by Sekhmet, goddess of destruction.

    Ancient Egyptians held the colour blue in high regard, particularly the semi-precious stone turquoise, valued for its rarity and bright blue radiance. Because turquoise was hard to mine, the Egyptians developed a process to produce an imitation stone in large quantities. This material is known as faience, which means "brilliant", and was often blue or green and shiny.


    Product code: cmcn434540
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    Material: Brass with silver plate and enamel.
    Size: Chain length: 44cm. Cat: 1.8cm. Faience: 1cm.
    Weight: 0.025kg
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