Skip to main content

Mummifed cat, from Beni Hasan, Egypt

Image attached to E.132.1891

An image of Cat mummy. A CT Scan of this mummy reveals a kitten that was only a few days old when it died. Unlike many examples, there is no indication as to how it died. Find Spot: Beni Hasan, Egypt. Height 24cm. 664-525 B.C. 26th Dynasty, Late Period.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

About this image

Cat mummy. A CT Scan of this mummy reveals a kitten that was only a few days old when it died. Unlike many examples, there is no indication as to how it died. Find Spot: Beni Hasan, Egypt. Height 24cm. 664-525 B.C. 26th Dynasty, Late Period.

Image data

  • Accession Number: E.132.1891
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 508 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 352.06kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:01:23 13:45:27

Key words

Ancient Egypt animal mummy animals antiquity cats Egyptian Fitz_ANT grave goods Late Period mummified animal mummy organic remains ritual equipment ritual object

Colours in this image

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...