Head Of Mummified Cat

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Specimen Count
1
From card: "Wrapped in linen, features painted. 03-12-1987 lent to Memphis Pink Palace Museum; Loan returned Dec 9 1987."
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Mummified head of a cat, 332-30 B.C. The elaborately painted and modeled ears on the squished face of this cat mummy give it the look of a real cat. The head contains a cat skull, and it was originally part of a complete cat mummy.
Record Last Modified
2 Dec 2015
Accession Date
1940-May-13
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Accession Number
156306
USNM Number
A381571-0
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Donor Name
Mrs. Mab B. Nilon
Topic
Archaeology
Place
Egypt, Africa
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Animal Mummy