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Fragment of a mummy-case

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Fragment of a cartonnage mummy case depicting Osiris and two of the four sons of Horus. Gesso on linen. Heavy white priming; light yellow ground; three figures in conventional profile to left in red, green, blue, yellow and black; irregular edges.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1070–760 B.C.


Height x width: 24.5 x 14.5 cm (9 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi