The Gayer Anderson Cat


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  • The Gayer Anderson Cat has been one of the most admired objects at the British Museum since its arrival in 1947. This book presents a detailed description of the Cat and a discussion of its possible meaning and role in ancient times. Surprising new finds from scientific analyses are presented for the first time, shedding light on the Cat's somewhat traumatic modern history, from its acquisition by the British Army major and avid antiquities collector John Gayer Anderson to its donation to the British Museum. The fascinating narrative is complemented by outstanding new photography.

  • Product code: cmc19731
    Price category: Under 10
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Title: The Gayer-Anderson Cat
    Subtitle: British Museum Objects in Focus
    Author: Neal Spencer
    ISBN: 9780714119731
    Number of pages: 64
    Size: 210x147mm
    llustrations: 30 colour and 6 b/w
    Weight: 0.159kg
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