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Mummy trappings: pectoral

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Part of a set of mummy trappings of cartonnage (plaster-soaked linen) consisting of a long, rectangular cartonnage apron, a pectoral (collar), and two sandal soles. Finely detailed, with much of the paint and gilding preserved. The pectoral, a wesekh-collar of six strands, terminates with...

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By 1958: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Meyer, March 7, 1958; given to the MFA December 21, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Length x width x depth: 28.2 x 13.1 x .2 cm (11 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilded cartonnage


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings