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Cat Mummy

Artist/Maker: Artist Unknown (Artist Unknown)

Date: 3rd century BCE
Medium: cat skeleton and cotton
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 x 3 7/8 x 3 in. (30.5 x 9.8 x 7.6 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Museum purchase through 1987 Acquisition Funds
Terms
Object number: 87.0289
DescriptionThe cat was associated with the goddess Bastet although the exact reason for their mummification and burial is not known. It is believed that cats were bred and raised in temples specifically to provide votive offerings.
On view