These beautiful earrings are of a cat sacred to the Egyptian goddess of love, fertility and joy, Bast or Bastet. These cats were characteristically upright yet at rest, confident of their power and beauty. The worship of Bast dates from at least 4000BC, reaching its height around 1500BC when thousands of pilgrims poured into the temple at Bubastis to take part in the annual festival.
This pair of Egyptian Cat Earrings are made from lead-free pewter and are 22ct gold plated and are supplied on a gold plated hypoallergenic ear-wires. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.