‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’

When:
November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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Where:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington
DC 20560
Cost:
Free
‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Although cats are great for internet memes now, felines were spiritual beings in ancient Egyptian times. The newly redesigned Freer | Sackler Galleries bring you this exclusive exhibit that mines the importance of the cat in society from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, including their status in religious and political life. You’ll be able to see more than 80 works in the display, from statues and amulets to household items made to look like felines.

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