The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by John Reinhard Weguelin
published on 23 January 2019
The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat

John Reinhard Weguelin, 1886. Oil on canvas. Exhibited at the Auckland Art Gallery.

A priestess offers gifts of food and milk to the spirit of a cat. On an altar stands the mummy of the deceased, and the tomb is decorated with frescoes, urns of fresh flowers, lotus blossoms, and statuettes. The priestess kneels as she wafts incense smoke toward the altar. In the background, a statue of Sekhmet or Bastet guards the entrance to the tomb.

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Weguelin, J. R. (2019, January 23). The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9885/

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Weguelin, John R. "The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9885/.

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Weguelin, John R. "The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2019. Web. 14 Nov 2019.

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