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Title:

Mummified cat

Category:

organic remains

Name:

animal mummy

Date:

664 B.C. 525 B.C.

Period(s):

Twenty-sixth Dynasty; Late Period

Description:

cat mummy. A CT Scan of this mummy reveals a kitten that was only a few days old when it died. Unlike many examples, there is no indication as to how it died. Many had their necks broken.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan Egypt

Technique:

mummified remains

Dimension:

height, 24, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1891; Chester, Greville John, Revd

Documentation:

Budge, E.A. Wallis. 1893. Catalogue of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
no.397

Accession:

Object Number: E.132.1891
(Antiquities)
(record id: 49344; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/49344