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Mummy of an elderly woman named Bekrenes with resin-soaked linen bundles between the legs; also her anthropoid wooden coffin with painted text and decoration on a layer of plaster.
Skull - Mouth closed. Evidence of dental attrition in the lower teeth. There is a probable subluxation of the cervical vertebra 6 upon cervical vertebra 7, associated with a gap in the soft tissues of the neck in this region. There is a displaced tooth in the region of the left nostril.
Thorax and Abdomen - Both cavities are tightly packed with bundles of linen. No obvious fractures of ribs, spinal column, pelvis, or hips.
Arms - Extended. The right hand and wrist are missing and only a few carpal bones remain of the left. The hands when complete would have covered the genital area.
Legs - There is a large dense cylindrical mass lying between the thighs, and another between the shins. These are possibly parcels of resin-soaked linen containing the viscera which were often so placed in the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty. Well-marked calcification of both femoral arteries.
Height: 34 centimetres
Length: 148 centimetres
Width: 37 centimetres
- Curator's comments
S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 47 .
Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Japan 1999-2000, .
PM I Part 2: p.674
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994 Apr-Aug, Museum of St. Albans, Out of Egypt: Every day life in Ancient Egypt
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed
2006 6 Oct-2007 18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story
2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number