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Feet from a mummy case

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This item comprises the bottom (feet) portion of a cartonnage (painted, plaster-soaked linen) mummy case. Painted decoration depicts human feet of squared, bulky proportions with elongated toes. The soles are yellow, while the upper parts are reddish-brown with bands and borders of yellow, blue...

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From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 3rd–2nd century B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height x width: 20 x 15.5 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi