Faience cat amulet



Accession Number
EC1020
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 26mm | Width: 8mm | Depth: 19mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Cat
Divine Name
Bastet

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Description

A faience amulet of a cat with damaged legs and ears. Cats were sacred to the goddess Bastet whose cult Centre was 'Per Bastet' (House of Bastet) in the eastern Delta. It was called Bubastis by the Greeks and is known as Tell Basta today.

Other Identity
W2037a (See photograph in W2037Ck file.)
Previous Owner
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Acquisition
Gift, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (05 Dec 1983)
Last modified: 02 Nov 2020

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