Cat Mummy in Cartonnage
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
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.
Cartonnage, animal remains, linen, pigment
ca. 760-390 B.C.E.
Dynasty 25 to Dynasty 28
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
9 1/2 x 6 x 35 in. (24.1 x 15.2 x 88.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Cat Mummy in Cartonnage, ca. 760-390 B.C.E. Cartonnage, animal remains, linen, pigment, 9 1/2 x 6 x 35 in. (24.1 x 15.2 x 88.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1991Ea-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.1991Ea_37.1991Eb-c_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
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