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Mummy of a cat

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This mummified cat has been prepared with its wrappings arranged largely in a V-pattern on front side, except at the top where horizontal. Undyed linen bandages predominate, with dark brown strips included at intervals. Remains of two eyes are indicated by dark pigment. Some linen has been...

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Found in collection.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

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Medium or Technique

Animal remains, linen


The Ancient World


Organic remains