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Mummy of a kitten

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Kitten Mummy.


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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height x width x depth: 13.4 x 4.5 x 5.8 cm (5 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Kitten, linen


The Ancient World


Organic remains