Cuff Bracelets Decorated with Cats

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue 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.

Cuff  Bracelets Decorated with Cats, Gold, carnelian, lapis-lazuli, turquoise glass

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