This looks absolutely ghastly. These people must be desperate.
Drawn from our renowned collection, the exhibition features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. Animals were central to the ancient Egyptian worldview. Most animals had connections to a particular deity. After death, mummified animals’ souls could carry a message to a god.
Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017–JANUARY 21, 2018
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
Author: “Uncle Bill” Cobbett
Old as dirt and twice as jolly.