Mummified Cat card

Mummified Cat


On display


Cat mummy with cylindrical body and naturalistic head. The arrangement of the bandages, in geometrical patterns (diamonds) using interlaced dyed strips of material, is characteristic of the Roman period. The mummy was X-rayed and CT imaged at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on 9th April 2015 as part of the University of Manchester’s Animal Bio Bank Project.