Egyptian Cat lens cloth (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcv47420

    £2.99 Members' price *


    A lens cloth with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design.

    The cat pattern 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, who 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.

    Made from a silk microfibre, this lens cloth is suitable for cleaning glasses and sunglasses. The cloth has been specially designed by the Museum's in-house team.

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


    Product code: cmcv47420
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Size: 17.5cm x 15cm
    Material: Microfibre
    Weight: 0.055kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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