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Mummified Cat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Animal remains, linen, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 14 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (37.8 × 7 × 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Mummified Cat, 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Animal remains, linen, pigment, 14 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (37.8 × 7 × 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.307. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.307_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 05.307_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mummy of a cat wrapped in linen with elaborately molded head with painted details in red and black. Ears erect. Condition: Right ear partly gone. Bandages at base slightly decayed and loose. Bandages around nose decayed. Good specimen.
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