Requires Photography

Mummy of a crocodile

Late Period–early Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 100

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and organic remains

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Organic remains

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way