Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Some cat mummies were buried in elaborately carved cat-shaped wooden coffins covered with gold. Traces of gilding are clear on the head of this cat mummy coffin.
Wood, glass, gesso, pigment, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus), plant materials
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
24 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 16 in. (61.6 × 19.1 × 40.6 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Cat Coffin, 664–332 B.C.E. Wood, glass, gesso, pigment, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus), plant materials, 24 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 16 in. (61.6 × 19.1 × 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1946Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1946E_PS2.jpg)
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