Donor: Presented by
Reverend Greville John Chester
Date Made/Found: 1069-664 BC
, British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Height 22mm, width 5mm, depth 12mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J188.8.131.52.1
This ancient Egyptian amulet is in the form of a cat. Cats were sacred to the goddess Bastet who was worshipped at Tell Basta in northern Egypt.
People wore amulets as jewellery over their clothing and attached them to mummy wrappings after death for protection. Amulets came in many shapes, sizes and materials. Some, like scarab beetles, were linked to rebirth.
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