Mummy trappings kneeling goddess

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, Room X, body debris, Tomb of Kheper-Ra

Dimensions

Overall: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.842

Medium or Technique

Silver sheeting with gold foil

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Gilded sheet silver figure of kneeling goddess (Isis or Nephthys; crown is indistinct). In nine pieces, incomplete. Some fragments adhered to a substance like bitumen.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza: G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room X, debris around body. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition