Mummiform mold

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x Width x thickness: 6.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.705

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

Made of fine, white faience, this rectangular mold bears the figure of mummiform, bearded male with a beard, probably the god Imsety. He is shown in profile. The back of the tablet has beveled edges.

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