Egyptian Cat Tie

£30.00
In stock
Delivery
Returns
Exclusive

<p>This woven silk tie features a design inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. <br /> <br /> The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet. Bastet was viewed as the daughter of the sun god, and as a protector of mothers. Cats were commonplace in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that prayers made to cats would be heard by the goddess. <br /> <br /> The design on this tie features a repeated cat motif alongside hieroglyphs- ancient Egyptian text. The hieroglyphs in this design have been taken from the British Museum's Limestone false door of the high priest Ptahshepses. In the Old Kingdom, false doors were a standard feature of tombs in the Memphite region acting as an interface between the worlds of the living and the afterlife. The facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /> <a class="linkarrow" title="Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here" href="http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/figure/0AGz5rhMtxdjvA" target="_blank">Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here<span class="arrow"> </span></a> </p>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, a silk neck tie featuring a pattern inspired by the Gayer-Anderson Cat. 

About the Gayer-Anderson Cat:

The Gayer-Anderson Cat is a sacred temple cat sculpture from the Late Period of ancient Egypt. The regal and highly decorated bronze statue wears gold earrings and a gold nose ring. Her silver breastplate is decorated with the sacred eye of the god Horus, beneath which is an ornamental scarab and silvered disc. The cat represents the goddess Bastet and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939. Cats were highly revered in ancient Egypt and were often found in temples as Bastet’s representative.

A sophisticated gift for a history lover. 

  • Product Code: CMCT44330
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 6.59
  • Dimensions: Standard tie length: 148cm
  • Material: 100% Silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg

<p>This woven silk tie features a design inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. <br /> <br /> The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet. Bastet was viewed as the daughter of the sun god, and as a protector of mothers. Cats were commonplace in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that prayers made to cats would be heard by the goddess. <br /> <br /> The design on this tie features a repeated cat motif alongside hieroglyphs- ancient Egyptian text. The hieroglyphs in this design have been taken from the British Museum's Limestone false door of the high priest Ptahshepses. In the Old Kingdom, false doors were a standard feature of tombs in the Memphite region acting as an interface between the worlds of the living and the afterlife. The facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /> <a class="linkarrow" title="Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here" href="http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/figure/0AGz5rhMtxdjvA" target="_blank">Read more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here<span class="arrow"> </span></a> </p>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, a silk neck tie featuring a pattern inspired by the Gayer-Anderson Cat. 

About the Gayer-Anderson Cat:

The Gayer-Anderson Cat is a sacred temple cat sculpture from the Late Period of ancient Egypt. The regal and highly decorated bronze statue wears gold earrings and a gold nose ring. Her silver breastplate is decorated with the sacred eye of the god Horus, beneath which is an ornamental scarab and silvered disc. The cat represents the goddess Bastet and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939. Cats were highly revered in ancient Egypt and were often found in temples as Bastet’s representative.

A sophisticated gift for a history lover. 

  • Product Code: CMCT44330
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 6.59
  • Dimensions: Standard tie length: 148cm
  • Material: 100% Silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Egyptian Cat Tie