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Finger and Toe Caps

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Gold. Late Period, Dynasties 26-30, 664-332 B.C. Giza, Tomb G 7600 S, Room III. The dead person was believed to join the sun god in the afterlife, and to bask in his radiance. In the Roman period, mummified bodies would have their flesh gilded to reflect this transformation; in earlier periods mummies were given gold finger and toe caps.

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