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Monday, December 03, 2012

a peek at an egyptian cat funeral

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Here's a work from English academic painter John Reinhard Weguelin, dated 1886.  Called "The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat," it's an interpretation of a cat's funeral in ancient Egypt.  I've never come across an illustration of that before, and I'm sure it's a loose take on what actually would have happened, but I think it's beguiling.  Is that a wrapped fish offering on the blue carpet?

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