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Mummy of a dog

Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and organic remains

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Organic remains

Elaborately patterned wrappings in beige and dark brown linen. Face painted black, with applique eyes and ears (part of the left ear missing); painted striped wig.


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