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Mummy of a dog

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.

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

Accession Number

72.4929

Medium or Technique

Linen and organic remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains