Mummy case and mummy of Nesptah
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
Width x length: 44 x 189 cm (17 5/16 x 74 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cartonnage; human remains
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
The brightly painted decoration is organized into horizontal registers with a white background. The surface was coated with clear varnish, which has turned yellow. The decoration is largely obscured by a resinous substance, poured on the coffin at the time of burial, which has turned black over time.
Acquired in Egypt by Robert Hay (1799-1863); 1868: sold to Samuel Way; inherited by C. Granville Way; 1872: given to the MFA by C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way