The Cat in Ancient Egypt
The Cat in Ancient Egypt by Brand: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr at Birzula. SKU: VI-071410969X. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Most modern domestic cats are descendants of the cats of ancient Egypt. These beautiful and engaging creatures represent, therefore, a living link
Dr Malek's absorbing survey shows that wild cats were probably domesticated at least as early as 2000 BC but started to be regularly included in tomb paintings of family life only some 500 years later, during the New Kingdom. Dr Malek draws evidence from a vast range of artistic and written sources to show how the cat became one of the most widely-esteemed animals, revered as a manifestation of the goddess Bastet. Large numbers of mummified cats were buried in the Late Period, and bronze statuettes of cats were dedicated to temples during religious festivals. Illustrating the text with representations of cats in tomb paintings, sculpture, papyri, jewellery, ostraka, mummies and coffins, the author conveys the affection and respect in which cats were held in ancient Egypt.
This lively and readable book will surely prove to be the definitive account of the Egyptian cat: aristocrat of domestic animals.
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