Mummified cat, ancient Egypt, 2000-100 BCE

Made:
2000-100 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Mummified cat, no provenance, Egyptian, 2000-100BCE

Mummified cat, Ancient Egyptian, 2000-100BCE. Cats had enormous significance for the Egyptian people, and their relationship with them was principally religious. The mummification of cats, and their burial within the temple, was performed to provide the animals with eternal life by means of the same rituals used for humans.

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A19918
Materials:
animal material, complete, linen (textile)
type:
mummy
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credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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