Description The Egyptians buried mummified animals in zoomorphic (animal-shaped) coffins carved from wood or formed from clay, but they also inserted some of the preserved animals into hollow bronze reliquaries like this one. Placed in subterranean animal cemeteries, these figurines served not only as coffins but also as a kind of reliquary with a ritual function.
|7/01/1981||Examination||examined for condition|
|2/08/1984||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|3/09/1984||Examination||examined for loan|
|10/10/2008||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation; other|
- The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 1984.
- Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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