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Articulated skeleton of Heny. The skeleton shows that its owner, a tall and well-built man, died at about 50-60 years of age. It is complete except for some of the bone of the left hand. The facial bones are loose, and most of the ribs have been fractured anteriorly (post mortem). Many teeth are missing, and those remaining show evidence of disease and attrition. There is an old, united fracture of the lower end of the right radius associated with carpal arthritic changes. The cervical and lumbar spines show well-marked osteo-arthritic changes. A further feature is the presence of a right-sided supratrochlear foramen. Some tendons and ligaments survive, particularly in the lower sections.
Length: 170 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The rectangular wooden coffin of Heny is in the British Museum (1895,0716.2), as is a wooden headrest found with this mummy (1895,0716.1).
Cf. G.A. Wainwright, ASAE 26 (1926), p. 165;
The British Museum, 'A Guide to the First, Second and Third Egyptian Rooms' (London, 1924), p. 79, pl. X.
Published: J. Filer, 'Both Mummies as Bakshish', in V. Davies (ed), Studies in Egyptian Antiquities: A Tribute to T. G. H. James (BM Occasional Paper 123, 1999), 23-7.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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