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Mummy of an adult (aged 35 or above), wrapped in linen bandages.
Skull - Mouth slightly open. an upper incisor tooth is missing and several dental abscesses. No obvious fractures. The cervical spine appears to be intact.
Thorax and Abdomen - The thorax appears to be empty, apart from a possible heart-shadow on the right side of the bodies of the 6th, 7th, and 8th dorsal vertebrae. There is a fracture of the 7th left rib. In the abdomen is a considerable quantity of packing material. No opaque plate on flank-incision.
Arms - Extended. Fingers extended over pubic area. There is a linear opacity encircling the thumb and the 2nd and 3rd fingers of both hands presumably indicating the presence of something tying them together.
Legs - No fractures or dislocation. There is a large opacity between the thighs possible indicating the viscera, which were wrapped in linen and often so placed in the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty. Menisci opaque. Faint line of arrested growth at the lower ends of the tibiae. The feet are inverted so that the soles are in apposition.
Height: 25 centimetres
Width: 169.50 centimetres
Depth: 41 centimetres
- Curator's comments
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 62-3, pl. on p. 62.
J.H. Taylor & D. Antoine, Ancient llives, new discoveries, London 2014, pp. 44-59.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story
2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story
2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
2014-15 22 May to 19 April, London, British Museum, 'Ancient Lives, New Discoveries'
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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