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.

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EA6753

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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.

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