Inspiration for this Egyptian Cat T-shirt comes from the Gayer-Anderson cat. The Gayer-Anderson cat sculpture is in the British Museum.
Cats were commonplace in ancient Egypt and the Egyptians believe that prayers made to cats were heard by the goddess.
The hieroglyphs in this design come from the British Museum’s Limestone false door of the high priest Ptahshepses. In the Old Kingdom, false doors were a standard feature of tombs in the Memphite region. They act as an interface between the worlds of the living and the afterlife. The facade has texts giving good wishes for the afterlife.
The T-shirt is made of 100% cotton and features gold foil detailing.
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