Ancient Egyptian Cat Amulet Late Dynastic - Hellenistic Period c. 664 - 30 B.C.
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Item:372089545951This is a charming ancient Egyptian cat amulet, dating to the Late Dynastic–Hellenistic period c. 664–30 B.C. The amulet is of a light green glazed faience, in excellent excavated condition. This amulet is sacred to the goddess Bastet. This goddess was a royal protector and defender, against evil spirits and contagious diseases. Such an amulet would have been worn on a simple faience bead necklace, to confer protection to the wearer.Today this ancient amulet has survived in good excavated condition, intact with a clear details. It can still be worn as a pendant, either threaded through a necklace or hung from a silver chain.OBJECT: Cat AmuletCULTURE: Ancient EgyptianDATE: Late Dynastic - Hellenistic Period c. 664 - 30 B.C.MATERIAL: Glazed FaienceSIZE: 12.78mm x 7.30mm x 4.60mmWEIGHT: 0.40 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.This item is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. We accept returns if you are not satisfied with your purchase.... Please view my 200+ other listings for ancient jewellery and hammered coins ...FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS WORLDWIDECondition: Good excavated piece, intact and wearable, Type: Amulets, Material: Faience, Culture: Ancient Egyptian, Date: c. 664 - 30 B.C., Provenance: Ex. R.E. Edwards Collection, Oxford.