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Mummified cat: E.132.1891

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Mummified cat




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. Many had their necks broken.

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1891) by Chester, Greville John, Revd


Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Late Period
-664 - -525

Techniques used in production

Mummified remains

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.132.1891
Primary reference Number: 49344
Oldadmincategory: Misc
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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