John Reinhard Weguelin (British 1849-1927) - The obsequies of an Egyptian cat 1886


The obsequies of an Egyptian cat  1886 
by John Reinhard Weguelin
Oil on canvas 

A priestess offers gifts of food and milk to the spirit of a cat. On an altar stands the mummy of the deceased, and the tomb is decorated with frescoes, urns of fresh flowers, lotus blossoms, and statuettes. The priestess kneels as she wafts incense smoke toward the altar. In the background, a statue of Sekhmet or Bastet guards the entrance to the tomb .

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