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John Reinhard Weguelin : “Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat” (1886)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

An Egyptian priestess kneels before the altar of a mummified cat, an incense burner in hand. Her offerings include flowers, fish, birds, and a saucer of milk. In the background is a detailed fresco and, at the base of the stairs, a statue of Bastet or Sekhmet. Not long after this painting, Weguelin would illustrate G.A. Henty’s The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt (1889); the story of an enslaved prince who becomes a fugitive when his master inadvertently kills a sacred cat.

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