Mummy of a crocodile
Late Period–early Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 100
Medium or Technique
Linen and organic remains
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Mummy of a baby crocodile wrapped in beige linen with herringbone pattern. Eyes painted in black. Threads holding the wrapping together are visible around the snout.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way