Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
Mummification was sometimes available for pets of the very wealthy, but most animal mummies were offerings to the gods.
Animal remains, linen
Dynasty 27 or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
17 × 5 7/8 × 3 1/4 in. (43.2 × 14.9 × 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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