Mummied Cat In Wrapper

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From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Mummy bundle in the shape of a cat, 332-30 B.C. Notice how the decorative painting around the eyes makes this mummy look more catlike. Inside are only parts of a cat - a leg and a paw from a six-month-old kitten.
Record Last Modified
2 Dec 2015
Specimen Count
1
Donor Name
Thomas N. Page
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Accession Number
055566
USNM Number
A278365-0
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Topic
Archaeology
Place
Egypt, Africa
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Animal Mummy