In our more ancient cultures, the Cat has been considered one of the sacred animals. The earliest evidence of cats as deities may be found in Egypt as early as 3100 BC one may fine a crystal cup decorated with an image of the lion-headed goddess Mafdet. The goddess Bast was originally depicted as a lion, but as her image “softened” over time she became more strongly associated with the smaller cat.
In the middle ages in Europe, because of the history of the “Pagan” lore and in fear of the Old Religions, cats were considered evil and were destroyed by the thousands, only to encourage a rat population which spread the plague and in turn killed much of the population.
Now recognized as both a great pet and a wonderful deterrent to infestation of less desirable vermin, the Cat has returned to proper favor among us.
In celebration to the Cat’s place in our lives, I have created the beloved animal as The Cat Amulet. This piece is two sided, adorned with jewelry of her own: earring, necklace and bracelets for her tail. Her eye is rendered as them all seeing eye of Ra. She is only an inch tall and very light weight, yet stout for all her detail.
This amulet is designed for cat lovers everywhere who wish to carry with them a touch of their sleek beauty.