Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
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.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – December 31, 2020
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition