Egyptian cat pendant on link chain is cast from a reproduction of a faience (glazed earthenware) amulet.
Cats were considered sacred in ancient Egypt. They represented Bastet, the cat-headed goddess of Bubastis, a city in the northeastern delta of Lower Egypt. Originally linked to the sun god Re, Bastet came to be associated with the life preserving power of the sun, the protection of women, felicity and joy. Cat amulets were commonly worn on necklaces during the 22nd and 23rd dynasties to invoke the blessing of Bastet.
Materials: Pewter with gold finish.
Chain fastens with spring ring closure.
Height 3/4", Width 3/8"
Chain Length: 18 inches