Cat Coffin with Mummy
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This roughly made wooden coffin for a cat mummy shows that felines were prized at all social levels in ancient Egypt. Cats were buried in human cemeteries in the Predynastic Period (4400 to 3000 B.C.E.), suggesting that they were domesticated from very early times.
Wood, animal remains, linen
3 5/8 x 3 x 6 3/4 in. (9.2 x 7.6 x 17.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Cat Coffin with Mummy, 305-30 B.C.E. Wood, animal remains, linen, 3 5/8 x 3 x 6 3/4 in. (9.2 x 7.6 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1363E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.1363E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 37.1363E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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