This is a mummified kitten.
We do not know where in Egypt it is from, but it may be from Bubastis.
Bastet was the cat-goddess and local deity of the town of Bubastis. In the Late and Ptolemaic Periods (about 747 – 30 BCE), priests ather temples began killing cats to mummify them. The mummified cats were sold to people coming to worship Bastet, and left at the temples as offerings.
This kitten mummy was x-rayed and scanned at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2007. The skull has been compressed and bony fragments had been displaced and now lie in the skull cavity.This is a mummified kitten.
It is a cat’s body, wrapped in linen.
The bandages were covered in net as part of the conservation treatment.
We do not know how old this object is.