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Mummy case and mummy of Ankhpefhor

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This object is the cartonnage mummy case of an individual named Ankhpefhor, whose mumy is inside. The case is anthropoid in shape wearing a tripartite wig. The face is gilded. The eyes and eyebrows are rendered with inlays. The case is covered with a white gesso ground. Decoration consists of...

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Likely from Thebes. 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) (Numbers reassigned and corrected: September 20, 1995)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, early Dynasty 22, 924–818 B.C.


Length: 179 cm (70 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cartonnage and human remains


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi