Cat Mummy in Cartonnage
Mummies of animals, the most numerous type of artifact from ancient Egypt, number in the millions. The animals mummified represented a god or goddess, such as the cat belonging to the goddess Bastet or the ibis belonging to the god Thoth. Some animal mummies contained a papyrus with a request to the god written on it. Animals were mummified using the same techniques as with humans.
- Medium: Cartonnage, animal remains, linen
- Dates: 760-380 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: Dynasty 25 to Dynasty 29
- Period: Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
- Dimensions: 35 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 10 in. (89.5 x 12.4 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1991Ea-c
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Cat Mummy in Cartonnage, 760-380 B.C.E. Cartonnage, animal remains, linen, 35 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 10 in. (89.5 x 12.4 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1991Ea-c. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)