Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, gesso, linen, pigment, gold leaf, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus)
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
21 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (54 × 19.1 × 35.9 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Cat Coffin, 664–332 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, linen, pigment, gold leaf, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus), 21 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (54 × 19.1 × 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1942E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1942E_PS2.jpg)
overall, 37.1942E_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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Large wooden figure of a cat seated on a wooden base. Piece was covered with gesso, some traces of which remain. The piece is split into two sections to serve as a mummy container. Contains a cat mummy.
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