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Cuff Bracelet with Cat Amulets
Hinged Cuff Bracelet
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 118
The cats on this bracelet are similar to elements of royal jewelry dating to the beginning of Dynasty 18. The animal was sacred to the goddess Bastet, the benign counterpart of Sakhmet who incorporated the fierceness of a lioness.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919-1922.
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