Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Height x width: 23.5 x 11 cm (9 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen, faunal remains
Not On View
This rounded rectangular linen bundle contains the remains of several snakes. Some ares of the wrappings are tattered and loose, particularly on the bottom. Otherwise the object is in intact, stable condition.
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: December 16, 1992)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way