Product Description: This Egyptian Cat pendant is made from lead-free pewter that is 22ct gold plated. The Egyptian cat is supplied on a waxed cord. The pendant is mounted on an information card, which has an Egyptian image on the front and on the reverse describes how animals were an important part of Egyptian life and many were seen as gods.
Information: The Egyptians shared their environment with many different beasts, birds, fish and reptiles. These animals would appear on many objects including sculptures, jewellery and hieroglyphics. These animals were thought of as part of the ‘world system’ made by the sun god, and as earthly versions of many gods.
The cat was sacred to the Egyptian goddess of love, fertility and joy, Bast or Bastet.