Egyptian Cat Unisex T-shirt (L)

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<p>The colourful metallic design on this T-shirt is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. <br /> <br /> The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat- goddess Bastet. Bastet was viewed as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers. Cats were commonplace in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that prayers made to cats would be heard by the goddess. <br /> <br /> The hieroglyphs (ancient Egyptian text) 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 facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /> The T-shirt is made of 100% cotton and features gold foil detailing. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a unisex t-shirt featuring a design inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

by the Gayer-Anderson Cat.

Made from 100% cotton with gold foil detailing, this t-shirt fits a size large.

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.

An ideal gift for lovers of history and design.

  • Product Code: CMCT44410
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 6.36
  • Dimensions: 107-112cm
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg

<p>The colourful metallic design on this T-shirt is inspired by the Gayer-Anderson cat: a cat sculpture in the British Museum that originates from ancient Egypt. <br /> <br /> The sculpture is probably a representation of the cat- goddess Bastet. Bastet was viewed as the daughter of the sun god and as a protector of mothers. Cats were commonplace in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believed that prayers made to cats would be heard by the goddess. <br /> <br /> The hieroglyphs (ancient Egyptian text) 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 facade is covered with texts giving good wishes for the afterlife. <br /> <br /> The T-shirt is made of 100% cotton and features gold foil detailing. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a unisex t-shirt featuring a design inspired by the worship of cats in ancient Egypt.

by the Gayer-Anderson Cat.

Made from 100% cotton with gold foil detailing, this t-shirt fits a size large.

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.

An ideal gift for lovers of history and design.

  • Product Code: CMCT44410
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 6.36
  • Dimensions: 107-112cm
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg
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