Mon. May 23rd, 2022
Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose’s Cat Ta-Miu

The body of this sarcophagus of a cat is completely decorated with scenes, while the lid is inscribed with hieroglyphs.

The back of the sarcophagus shows a cat at a table laden with offerings and a lotus flower, the sign of resurrection and rebirth.

New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1391-1353 BC. Limestone, from Memphis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 30172

By Egypt Museum

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