Egyptian Amulets Hoop Earrings - Ancient Egypt
These interchangeable amulets represent some of the symbols most commonly found in ancient Egyptian art and religion. They were often pinned onto mummies for protection in the afterlife. The ankh, hieroglyphic symbol for "life," also promised its wearer endurance and welfare. The revered scarab was related to the sun god, resurrection and eternal life. The cat, admired for its virility and strength, was related to the goddess Bastet, protector of women and associated with joy, felicity and family closeness.