Mummy of a crocodile

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imperial
332 B.C.–A.D. 200


Dimensions

Length: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4905

Medium or Technique

Linen

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Carefully wrapped mummy of a young crocodile.

Crocodile mummy with remains of crossed wrappings on back in light and dark linen; traces of painted on black eyes. Condition: Wrappings on proper right side and tail worn and tattered.

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