|The Gayer-Anderson cat, believed to be a representation of Bastet
|The mummy, prior to the re-introduction of the jewelry.
|The mummy with other items in the Egyptology collection. See video below.
The cat mummy was originally wearing jewelry including necklaces of pearl, shell, and clay beads, and two gold earrings (restrung and added to the mummy after the X-rays were done). The X-rays also show some oddly in-congruent items under the wraps, as of yet unexplained.
This mummy has been catalogued at the Lyric Cranium as having been found by Asaph Saif al-Haq in 1933 and eventually became part of G. Hornan's personal collection currently on display.
|X-ray: courtesy of Dr. M.T. (post-production: D. Morrish)
|Head detail. Paint on coarse fabric over clay. (jewelry removed)
Below is a recent video of the mummy in situ at the Lyric Cranium. The original jewelry is in place in this view.