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Mummy of a kitten

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Mummy of a kitten, carefully wrapped with eyes and ears molded in linen.

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: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 200

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 20.5 x 4.5 x 6 cm (8 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4904

Medium or Technique

Linen; organic remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains