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. Materials: pewter with antique gold finish
Made in United States of America
Museum Reproductions has been creating jewelry for the museum gift store industry since 1969. Our designs are influenced by jewelry and artwork found in museums around the world. We enjoy working hand in hand with museums, curators and other creators to make new pieces regularly. All our pieces ship with information about the inspiration behind the piece. Discoveries Egyptian Imports has been importing handicrafts and fine jewelry from Egypt for over 40 years. We have a network of vendors and artisans in addition to our own facility there. Our employees are as close to us as family and we cherish the relationships. We work hard to bring the best quality Egyptian made items - both handicrafts and our personalized jewelry.