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Toe caps

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This complete set of 10 toe caps of gold sheet would have been applied to the tips of the toes of a mummy for protection of bodily integrity and visual form. Details of the nails have been incised. Some are in crumpled condition. For associated objects (finger guards/caps) from the same...

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Provenance

From Giza: G 7600 S, Room III. 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government in the division of finds. (Accession Date: April 22. 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of largest x width of widest x depth of thickest: 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1522a-j

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings