Egyptian Cat packable bag (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmct44340

    £9.99 Members' price *


    A packable bag with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. The bag folds down to fit inside a small pouch (10cm x 8cm).

    The design is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet. The ancient Egyptians viewed Bastet as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers.

    The hieroglyphs in the design have been taken from the British Museum's Limestone false door of the high priest Ptahshepses. In the Old Kingdom, false doors were a standard feature of tombs in the Memphite region acting as an interface between the worlds of the living and the afterlife. The façade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife.

    Discover more about the Gayer-Anderson cat here
    Discover more about the hieroglyphs design here


    Product code: cmct44340
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team. Size is approx. 33cm x 34cm unfolded.
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    Material: 100% Cotton/ PVC coated
    Weight: 0.085kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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