Bastet Cat (in Styalised Form) Ancient Egyptian Protection Amulet Silver Earrings
Price: £ 25.50
Bastet Cat Silver Earrings
Bastet Cat (Styalised Form) Silver Earrings.
Weight: 4.5 gms
Size: 1.00"(l) (with finding 1.50" drop) x 0.50" (at the widest part).
The Goddess in Cat Form: Bastet.
In the delta city of Bubastis the cat goddess, Bastet, was worshipped since the Old Kingdom as a gentle form of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet. Her sacred animal was the tan coloured cat. Bastet was considered to be the mother of the lion god Miysis who has the title 'lord of the massacre'. It was therefore forbidden to go hunting for lions on the feast day of this god. Bastet finally became the positive half of the being Sekhmet. From this time on Bastet appeared as a female figure with the head of a cat or or the form of a sitting cat. From then on it governed the woman's pleasant domestic sphere including love and happiness.
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