Friday, September 13, 2013

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

This is an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum on the reverence the ancient Egyptian felt for cats and the goddess' they represent. The Egyptians have probably left the broadest material associated with the cat from coffins and mummies to temple figures and votives.


 Figure of a Cat. From Egypt. Ptolemaic Period–Roman Period, 305 B.C.E.–first century C.E. Wood, gilded gesso, bronze, rock crystal, glass, 25-9/16 x 6-5/16 x 11-13/16 in. (65 x 16 x 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1945E

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