Toe caps

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 S, Room III.

Dimensions

Length of largest x width of widest x depth of thickest: 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1522a-j

Medium or Technique

Gold

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

This complete set of 10 toe caps of gold sheet would have been applied to the tips of the toes of a mummy for protection of bodily integrity and visual form. Details of the nails have been incised. Some are in crumpled condition.

For associated objects (finger guards/caps) from the same mummy see 29.1521a-j.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7600 S, Room III. 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government in the division of finds. (Accession Date: April 22. 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition