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Finger caps

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This is a complete set of 10 finger caps of gold sheet that would have been applied to the fingertips of a mummy as a means of both protection of bodily integrity and visual preservation of form. Details of the fingernails have been incised. Some of the guards are in slighly crumpled condition....

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7600 S, room III. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: April 22, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of largest x width of widest x depth of thickest: 2.1 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm (13/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1521a-j

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings