Egyptian Cat tin plate (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcd48050

    £6.99 Members' price *


    A tin plate with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design, designed exclusively for the British Museum.

    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, 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.

    The plate measures 26cm by 26cm and is ideal as a decorative display ornament.

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


    Product code: cmcd48050
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Size: 26cm x 26cm
    Materials: Tin
    Weight: 0.146kg
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