Cartonnage mask of a cat with remains of skull inside



Accession Number
W529
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Mask
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Cartonnage
Provenance
Egypt
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Cat

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Description

This cartonnage mummy mask for a cat dates from the Dynastic to the Graeco-Roman period. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1928. This would have been worn by a mummified cat. Fragments of the cat's skull still remain within the mask.

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Wellcome Number
212064
Other Identity
W535 was the number found with the fragments of the cat
Auction Details
283/24 (lot number)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 23 Dec 2020

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