Bronze Egyptian Cat

    SKU: cmcr66900

    £2750.00 Members' price *

    About

    The Gayer Anderson cat is a votive figure dedicated by a wealthy worshipper of the Egyptian goddess Bastet during the Saite Period, about 600 BC.

    The bronze original is hollow and was made in the same way as our replica. It is thought to represent a sacred temple cat. On top of its head is an amuletic scarab symbolising the close connection between the cat and the sun-god. It wears gold leech- shaped earrings, a nose ring, and a silver pectoral udjat- eye, beneath which is an ornament in the shape of a winged scarab and silver disc. Around the cat's shoulders lies a three-stranded collar with pendants.

    In ancient Egypt, it was believed that most deities were able to take the form of a sacred animal in order to appear on earth. Not all members of a species were considered sacred; only those lucky enough to be chosen to live in a temple as the gods representative were revered.

    Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here

    Specification

    Product code: cmcr66900
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    Price category: Over £500
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Materials: Cast bronze
    Size: 33 x 13 x 26cm with 14ct gold and silver-plated details 33 x 13 x 26 cm with 14 carat gold and silve
    Weight: 7.31kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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    Returns
    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

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