Hollow bronze seated cat statue, the symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra. From the Late Period onwards, large numbers of sacred cats were mummified and deposited in underground galleries at such sites as Bubastis and Speos Artemidos, and numerous Bronze votive statuettes have also survived, including the 'Gayer-Anderson cat' in the collection of the British museum. 26th Dynasty.
3 ¾" x 2"
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Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. A winged scarab and cartouche on the top, seven lines of hieroglyphs on the bottom. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarab provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. 18th Dynasty.
Ancient Egyptian Amulets
Glazed faience Apis bull amulet standing on a base, God believed to act as a go-between for mankind in order to communicate with the creator-God of Memphis through oracles. Depicted standing with a solar disc to the head. Loop to the top missing. Ptolemaic.
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