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The Gayer-Anderson Cat

4.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The Gayer-Anderson Cat has been one of the most admired objects at the British Museum since its arrival in 1947. This book presents a detailed description of the cat and a discussion of its possible meaning and role in ancient times. Surprising new finds from scientific analyses are presented for the first time, shedding light on the cats somewhat traumatic modern history, ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 31st 2007 by British Museum Press (first published December 30th 2007)
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Nov 29, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing
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One of my earliest memories is of wanting a figurine of this Egyptian style cat and even though I've had my own for about 12 years, this is the first time I've actually really learned about its creation.
This book is brilliant and is so detailed, giving real insight into how it was made and the skill involved.
I could happily spend days in The British Museum particularly in the Egyptian section as their art continues to fascinate me and I particularly love the animal based figurines.
The fact that
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Dec 24, 2014 Corinna Bechko rated it it was amazing
I wish all museums had publications like this. I recently had the opportunity to see the Cat in person and wanted to know more about it. This book delivers with just enough information to satisfy, delivered with many photos that allow you to see parts of the work (X-rays of the interior, for instance) that you would surely miss by only viewing it in person.
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