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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,B52.10

  • Description

    Photograph, book illustration showing the looting of a tomb on the Paracas Peninsula. In the foreground two looters are shown - one digging and one removing a mummy bundle from the tomb. The tomb is exposed and visible inside it are two further complete mummy bundles. Scattered on the surface outside the tomb are human remains, textile and ceramic pieces. In the background of the illustration are shown the mountains of the Paracas Peninsula. Postcard.

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  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.2 centimetres
    • Width: 9.9 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This photograph is part of a set inside an envelope marked 'Peru. Archy[?].=Archaeology or Avely[?] photos.'

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition notes

    The provenance of this set of photographs has not been recorded.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,B52.10

Photograph,  book illustration showing the looting of a tomb on the Paracas Peninsula.  In the foreground two looters are shown - one digging and one removing a mummy bundle from the tomb.  The tomb is exposed and visible inside it are two further complete mummy bundles.  Scattered on the surface outside the tomb are human remains, textile and ceramic pieces.  In the background of the illustration are shown the mountains of the Paracas Peninsula.  Postcard.

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