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Wrapping of a mummy

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 7.32 x 1.35

Accession Number

72.4722

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Heavy white linen; on one side is a looped fringe. This is the garment in which the deceased is supposed to make his appearance before Osiris in the hall of judgment. Ragged and stained. See note on 72.4722.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way