Mummy of a kitten

Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 200


Length x width x depth: 20.5 x 4.5 x 6 cm (8 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; organic remains

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Organic remains

Mummy of a kitten, carefully wrapped with eyes and ears molded in linen.


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