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mummy of a kitten

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This mummified kitten is wrapped in linen bandages arranged in a geometrical pattern front side consisting rectangular panes. Remains of one applied linen eye are evident, while linen drawn up at top represents ears. A stitch has been added to represent a mouth. The ears and chin are badly...

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Provenance

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: December 16, 1992)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4914

Medium or Technique

Linen, faunal remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains