Egyptian Cat scarf (British Museum exclusive)
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This scarf is crafted from 100% silk chiffon and features delicate gold foil details. Its design is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: an ancient Egyptian sculpture in the Museum.
The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet. Bastet was viewed as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers. Cats were commonplace in Ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that prayers made to cats would be heard by the goddess.
The hieroglyphs (ancient Egyptian text) in this 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: cmct44380
Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team.
Exhibition: Ancient lives
World culture: Ancient Egypt
Size: Approx. 156cm (long) x 25cm (wide)
Material: 100% Silk chiffon
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