Gayer-Anderson Cat Drop Earrings

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<p>Inspired by statuettes of cats offered to the Ancient Egyptian goddess Bastet, who was said to appear on earth in the form of a cat. The Ancient Egyptians believed all their deities took animal form to appear on earth and considered the cat to be the most sacred of all. Offerings were made, as thanks for blessings, to Bastet at temples dedicated to this deity around Bubastis in the Egyptian Nile Delta.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pair of sterling silver drop earrings 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 delightful gift for lovers of ancient history and art. 

 

Please note that for hygiene reasons, pierced earrings cannot be refunded.

  • Product Code: CMCJ80130
  • Product Weight: 0.002kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 9.65
  • Dimensions: H1.6 x L0.6cm
  • Material: Sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

<p>Inspired by statuettes of cats offered to the Ancient Egyptian goddess Bastet, who was said to appear on earth in the form of a cat. The Ancient Egyptians believed all their deities took animal form to appear on earth and considered the cat to be the most sacred of all. Offerings were made, as thanks for blessings, to Bastet at temples dedicated to this deity around Bubastis in the Egyptian Nile Delta.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pair of sterling silver drop earrings 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 delightful gift for lovers of ancient history and art. 

 

Please note that for hygiene reasons, pierced earrings cannot be refunded.

  • Product Code: CMCJ80130
  • Product Weight: 0.002kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 9.65
  • Dimensions: H1.6 x L0.6cm
  • Material: Sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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