Egyptian Cat Lens Cloth

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A lens cloth with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br>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 fa?ade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br> <br>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. <br> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/XIGCDB" target="_blank" title="Discover more about the Gayer- Anderson cat here" class="linkarrow">Discover more about the Gayer- Anderson cat here<span class="arrow"></span></a> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/XIH1Ga " target="_blank" title="Read more about the Limestone false door of Ptahshepses" class="linkarrow">Discover more about the hieroglyphs design here<span class="arrow"></span></a>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a lens cloth inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

The lens cloth is made from a silk microfibre and is suitable for cleaning glasses and phone screens.

About the Egyptian Cat design:

Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were particularly important to the goddess Bast (Bastet). She was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess as the protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance and pleasure as well as family, fertility and birth.

The hieroglyphics 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. 

A useful gift for fans of ancient Egyptian culture.

  • Product Code: CMCV47420
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 1.55
  • Dimensions: 17.5cm x 15cm
  • Material: Microfibre
  • Postage Weight: 0.27 Kg

A lens cloth with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br>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 fa?ade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br> <br>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. <br> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/XIGCDB" target="_blank" title="Discover more about the Gayer- Anderson cat here" class="linkarrow">Discover more about the Gayer- Anderson cat here<span class="arrow"></span></a> <br> <a href="http://bit.ly/XIH1Ga " target="_blank" title="Read more about the Limestone false door of Ptahshepses" class="linkarrow">Discover more about the hieroglyphs design here<span class="arrow"></span></a>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a lens cloth inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

The lens cloth is made from a silk microfibre and is suitable for cleaning glasses and phone screens.

About the Egyptian Cat design:

Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, cats were particularly important to the goddess Bast (Bastet). She was often depicted as having the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Bastet was so highly regarded by the Egyptians that she became a household goddess as the protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also the goddess of sunrise, music, dance and pleasure as well as family, fertility and birth.

The hieroglyphics 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. 

A useful gift for fans of ancient Egyptian culture.

  • Product Code: CMCV47420
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 1.55
  • Dimensions: 17.5cm x 15cm
  • Material: Microfibre
  • Postage Weight: 0.27 Kg
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