Mummy of a cat

Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe
332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Animal remains, linen

Not On View


The Ancient World


Organic remains

This mummified cat has been prepared with its wrappings arranged largely in a V-pattern on front side, except at the top where horizontal. Undyed linen bandages predominate, with dark brown strips included at intervals. Remains of two eyes are indicated by dark pigment. Some linen has been drawn up at top to represent small ears. The lower extent is somewhat tattered, and bandages are damaged around nose. Otherwise it is in stable, intact condition.


Found in collection.

Credit Line

Source unidentified