This Egyptian mummified cat's head is part of the Market Harborough Historical Society's Collection which is on display at Harborough Museum.
Cat's were an important animal to the ancient Egyptians and were often mummified after death in the same way that humans were. Cats were also given in offering to the cat goddess, Bast. Bast was the deity of protection, fertility and motherhood.
The presence of this cat's head in the Market Harborough Historical Society's collection illustrates the fascination with Eqgyptian archaeology in Britain in the early 20th century.