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  • Description

    Mummy of an kitten (hind legs pushed up on either side of the pelvis and the forelegs drawn down the body; skeleton appears to be complete with no signs of trauma; occupies only one third of the bundle; soft tissue present; the rest of the space is made up with linen packing); the wrappings, consisting of narrow strips of linen of light and redder brown, have been skillfully arranged so as to form a repeating lozenge pattern; the facial features have are modelled and emphasized with black paint.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 30BC (after)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45.5 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (Japan 1999-2000): No 149
    T. Phillips [ed.], Africa, London 1995, p. 102 [1.69b] = T. Phillips [ed.], Afrika, Berlin 1996, p.102 [1.69b].

  • Exhibition history


    2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed
    2004 10 Jul-4 Sept, Bolton Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2004 18 Sept-14 Nov, Salford Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2004-2005 27 Nov-23 Jan, Chester, Grosvenor Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2005 5 Feb-28 May, Warrington Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2005 18 Jun-18 Sept, Rochdale Art Gallery, Beasts of the Nile
    2005 26 Sept-2 Dec, Preston, Museum of Lancashire, Beasts of the Nile
    2006 14 Jan-22 Apr, Lancaster City Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2006 9 May-6 Aug, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    2006 14 Aug-19 Nov, Swansea Museum, Beasts of the Nile
    19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
    Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story
    2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story
    2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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