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Mummy of a crocodile

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.

Provenance

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

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

Accession Number

72.4930

Medium or Technique

Linen and organic remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains