“We are descendants of Bastet...”
This book follows the journey of one fictional Egyptian cat that became one of 180,000 to be mummified and placed as offerings for the Goddess Bastet.
In the late 1800s, all these cats were shipped to Britain where they met a questionable and contested fate.
This story amplifies a rather brutal truth, that not every stolen object ends up in museums...
Inspired by the 180,000 thousand cats that were shipped from Egypt to Liverpool in 1890 to be auctioned off and turned into fertiliser, a wild but not unfamiliar tale of colonialism and the affects of the "bone rush." This zine explores this story through an emotive first person perspective of a personified sacrificial cat.