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human mummy

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Human natural mummy; young female adult (20-35 years) with a tattoo in the shape of the monogram of Saint Michael on her inner right thigh. Body partly wrapped in textiles (at least three different pieces made of wool and linen).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 655-775
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.5 centimetres
    • Width: 162.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 35.5 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2014-15 22 May to 19 April, London, British Museum, 'Ancient Lives, New Discoveries'

  • Condition

    90% (naturally mummified remains, head partly skeletonised) Preservation skull: 5.7% Preservation pc: 6.7%

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Donated to the Sudan Archaeological Research Society by the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan as part of the MDASP campaign.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Registration number


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Object reference number: YCA81968

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