Egyptian Cat Packable Bag

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<p>A packable bag with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. The bag folds down to fit inside a small pouch (10cm x 8cm).<br /> <br /> 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. 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 facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a packable bag featuring a design inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

Avoid single-use plastic bags by carrying this compact shopper with you. Folding down into a separate pouch, this bag is ideal to keep in your handbag, ready for everyday use.

About the Gayer-Anderson Cat:

The Gayer-Anderson Cat is a sacred temple cat sculpture from the Late Period of ancient Egypt. The regal and highly decorated bronze statue wears gold earrings and a gold nose ring. Her silver breastplate is decorated with the sacred eye of the god Horus, beneath which is an ornamental scarab and silvered disc. The cat represents the goddess Bastet and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939. Cats were highly revered in ancient Egypt and were often found in temples as Bastet’s representative.    

A beautiful gift for eco-friendly Egyptologists.

  • Product Code: CMCT44340
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 4.59
  • Dimensions: H42 x W0.1 x L48cm
  • Material: 100% Cotton/ PVC coated
  • Postage Weight: 0.15 Kg

<p>A packable bag with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. The bag folds down to fit inside a small pouch (10cm x 8cm).<br /> <br /> 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. 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 facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a packable bag featuring a design inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

Avoid single-use plastic bags by carrying this compact shopper with you. Folding down into a separate pouch, this bag is ideal to keep in your handbag, ready for everyday use.

About the Gayer-Anderson Cat:

The Gayer-Anderson Cat is a sacred temple cat sculpture from the Late Period of ancient Egypt. The regal and highly decorated bronze statue wears gold earrings and a gold nose ring. Her silver breastplate is decorated with the sacred eye of the god Horus, beneath which is an ornamental scarab and silvered disc. The cat represents the goddess Bastet and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939. Cats were highly revered in ancient Egypt and were often found in temples as Bastet’s representative.    

A beautiful gift for eco-friendly Egyptologists.

  • Product Code: CMCT44340
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 4.59
  • Dimensions: H42 x W0.1 x L48cm
  • Material: 100% Cotton/ PVC coated
  • Postage Weight: 0.15 Kg
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