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Mummiform figure representing the god Osiris.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period or Hellenistic Period, Dynasty 26 to, 664–30 B.C.


Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and mud over a core of sand and grain


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment