About this object

Mummified kitten wrapped in linen bands.
One of two kittens Joseph Mayer purchased from Joseph Sams.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Probably Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    395 AD before
  • Materials
    Cat; Textile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 200 mm; x 1 9/16 in x 7 7/8 in
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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