Cat Mummy in Cartonnage
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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
Dynasty 25 to Dynasty 29
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
35 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 10 in. (89.5 x 12.4 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
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