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Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt—Opens October 9 at the DMA


Divine Felines:
Cats of Ancient Egypt

October 9, 2016 to January 8, 2017

From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features more than eighty objects exploring wild and domestic cats, feline deities, cat burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline features, as well as a small section on dogs.

https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/divine-felines-cats-ancient-egypt – More about the exhibit and programs.



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