<em>Cat Coffin</em>, 664–332 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, linen, pigment, gold leaf, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus), 21 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (54 × 19.1 × 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1942E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1942E_glass_SL1.jpg)

Cat Coffin

Medium: Wood, gesso, linen, pigment, gold leaf, animal remains (Felis sylvestris, Felis libyca, or Felis chaus)

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Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 21 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 14 1/8 in. (54 × 19.1 × 35.9 cm)

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Accession Number: 37.1942E

Image: 37.1942E_glass_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large wooden figure of a cat seated on a wooden base. Piece was covered with gesso, some traces of which remain. The piece is split into two sections to serve as a mummy container. Contains a cat mummy.

Brooklyn Museum