Hand from mummy-case

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 12.1 x 12 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4811

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Clasped hand holding steinkern; yellow skin; green on steinkern; much chipped. Paper sticker and pencil markings on front say, “564.”

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way