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Two mummified cats and a rat posed in a glazed case.

Mummified animal remains within a case of glass and wood

Museum number: BL1

Curatorial note

The Museum's 1837 AB inventory described this item as: Glazed case containing the mummies of two cats, one found in a house in Lothbury taken down for the new buildings at the Bank in 1803 between the wall and the wainscoting of a Room with the Rat in its mouth and the other in Lord Yarborough’s House in Chelsea.


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