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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shally I provide some canopic jars to place all these spare organs? Laughing

And did they really pierce the ears and noses of cats like the statues suggest?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if they actually pierced the animals. The crocodiles at the Sobek temple of Kom Ombo were pampered to the extreme and were dressed in jewelry of precious metals, including "bracelets" for their paws.

Just like the photographs show, though, the statues of animal gods were certainly pierced (we have a Bastet statue in our exhibit similar to one of the cats depicted, and it has pierced ears). These temple statues were dressed and ornamented every day and were regarded as the gods/goddesses, not just statues.
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