Egyptian Cat packable bag

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A packable bag with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. The bag folds down to fit inside a small pouch (10cm x 8cm).

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.

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.


  • Product Code: CMCT44340
  • THEME: Egyptian Cat
  • Dimension: Size is approx. 33cm x 34cm unfolded.
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Exhibition: Ancient lives
  • Material: 100% Cotton/ PVC coated
  • Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team.
  • Weight: 0.01 Kg

A packable bag with an ancient Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. The bag folds down to fit inside a small pouch (10cm x 8cm).

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.

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.


  • Product Code: CMCT44340
  • COMPOSITION: Egyptian Cat
  • DIMENSIONS: Size is approx. 33cm x 34cm unfolded.
  • Weight: 0.01 Kg