Toe caps

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

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


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.)

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Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – December 31, 2020


The Ancient World


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.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition