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model coffin of an ichneumon

The ichneumon was one of the sacred animals of Egypt often associated with the underworld. It is a type of mongoose which in real life is bigger than a domestic cat. This model coffin was probably a talisman or religious token. - Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC,Ptolemaic Period - 332-30 BC -