Egyptian Cat Umbrella

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An umbrella featuring an Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. <br> <br> The design is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: an ancient Egyptian cat sculpture in the British Museum. The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet, whom the ancient Egyptians viewed as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers. . <br> <br> The umbrella has been designed exclusively for the British Museum. It is supplied with a protective slip in the same design. <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>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, an umbrella with a design featuring an Egyptian cat with hieroglyphs on a teal and gold background.

The umbrella is supplied with a protective slip in the same design.

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 stylish umbrella to keep dry on those inevitable rainy days.

  • Product Code: CMCV48080
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 9.83
  • Dimensions: L23 x open span 90cm
  • Material: 100% polyester, aluminium frame
  • Postage Weight: 0.25 Kg

An umbrella featuring an Egyptian cat and hieroglyphs design. <br> <br> The design is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: an ancient Egyptian cat sculpture in the British Museum. The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet, whom the ancient Egyptians viewed as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers. . <br> <br> The umbrella has been designed exclusively for the British Museum. It is supplied with a protective slip in the same design. <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>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, an umbrella with a design featuring an Egyptian cat with hieroglyphs on a teal and gold background.

The umbrella is supplied with a protective slip in the same design.

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 stylish umbrella to keep dry on those inevitable rainy days.

  • Product Code: CMCV48080
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 9.83
  • Dimensions: L23 x open span 90cm
  • Material: 100% polyester, aluminium frame
  • Postage Weight: 0.25 Kg
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