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Reine Electiv: LSE, British Museum revisited 280109

Reine Electiv: LSE, British Museum revisited 280109

Mummified cat  View large  A mummified cat on display at the British Museum, London.  In the late period of Egypt existed a cult dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet. During this period cats were mummified and presented to pilgrims who presented them to Bastet. as an offering.  X-rays show that the cats were killed by having their necks broken and their bodies were dried out using natron salt (similar to the way in which human bodies were mummified). They were then elaborately wrapped with…

Mummified cat View large A mummified cat on display at the British Museum, London. In the late period of Egypt existed a cult dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet. During this period cats were mummified and presented to pilgrims who presented them to Bastet. as an offering. X-rays show that the cats were killed by having their necks broken and their bodies were dried out using natron salt (similar to the way in which human bodies were mummified). They were then elaborately wrapped with…

Bronze figure of a seated cat  From Saqqara, EgyptLate Period, after 600 BC  The domesticated cat is probably associated more with ancient Egypt than any other culture in the world. This cat is a particularly fine example of the many statues of cats from ancient Egypt. It has gold rings, a silvered collar round its neck and a silver protective wedjat eye amulet.  The cat is mostly identified with the goddess Bastet, whose cult centre was at Bubastis in the Nile Delta. Bubastis beca

Bronze figure of a seated cat From Saqqara, EgyptLate Period, after 600 BC The domesticated cat is probably associated more with ancient Egypt than any other culture in the world. This cat is a particularly fine example of the many statues of cats from ancient Egypt. It has gold rings, a silvered collar round its neck and a silver protective wedjat eye amulet. The cat is mostly identified with the goddess Bastet, whose cult centre was at Bubastis in the Nile Delta. Bubastis beca

https://flic.kr/p/QxeNx | Bronze figure of a seated cat | The Gayer-Anderson' cat.  British Museum EA 64391.  Bronze, Late Period, about 664-332 BC.  Provenance unknown. Said to be from Saqqare This fine representation of the cat-goddess Bastet was placed as an offering by a wealthy official, possibly at the principal cult centre of Bastet at Bubastis in the north-east Nile Delta. Catacombes beneath the site yielded hundreds of mummified cats. The cat wears jewellery and a protective wed...

https://flic.kr/p/QxeNx | Bronze figure of a seated cat | The Gayer-Anderson' cat. British Museum EA 64391. Bronze, Late Period, about 664-332 BC. Provenance unknown. Said to be from Saqqare This fine representation of the cat-goddess Bastet was placed as an offering by a wealthy official, possibly at the principal cult centre of Bastet at Bubastis in the north-east Nile Delta. Catacombes beneath the site yielded hundreds of mummified cats. The cat wears jewellery and a protective wed...

Anahita Goddess | jpg - 8333: Head from a bronze cult statue of Anahita, a local goddess ...

Anahita Goddess | jpg - 8333: Head from a bronze cult statue of Anahita, a local goddess ...

Gottfried Mind [Swiss artist (1768-1814), known by the nickname Katzen-Raffael (The Raphael of Cats)] - Cat family playing around a stool, 1799-1850 (British Museum, London)

Gottfried Mind [Swiss artist (1768-1814), known by the nickname Katzen-Raffael (The Raphael of Cats)] - Cat family playing around a stool, 1799-1850 (British Museum, London)

https://flic.kr/p/eSeaxd | Mummy of Cat 3D | British Museum London mummified cat   Abydos on the Nile 30BC ancient Egypt anaglyph  red/cyan.  From Abydos, Upper Egypt Roman Period, perhaps 1st century AD  Animals associated with deities were regularly mummified in the later periods of Egyptian history. The main concentration of cat burials was at sites with an association with a feline deity. The cat is associated with the goddess Bastet, whose cult centre was at Bubastis in the Delta, but…

https://flic.kr/p/eSeaxd | Mummy of Cat 3D | British Museum London mummified cat Abydos on the Nile 30BC ancient Egypt anaglyph red/cyan. From Abydos, Upper Egypt Roman Period, perhaps 1st century AD Animals associated with deities were regularly mummified in the later periods of Egyptian history. The main concentration of cat burials was at sites with an association with a feline deity. The cat is associated with the goddess Bastet, whose cult centre was at Bubastis in the Delta, but…

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