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 fa?ade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife.

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