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Mummy of an unidentified man; with a resinous substance poured on the wrappings.
Skull - Mouth closed. All teeth present. No obvious fractures. the head is detached at the level of the 6th cervical vertebra and some of the middle cervical vertebrae are missing. Such detachment in order to remove the brain through the foramen magnum is a practice uncommon in Ptolemaic times, and occurs occasionally in earlier periods.
Thorax and Abdomen - All the right ribs have been dislocated at their costo-vertebral articulations. With the exception of the cervical vertebrae noted above, the rest of the spine is intact. There are no definite packing-bundles, but there is a dense flask-shaped opacity in the right upper zone of the thorax, the nature of which is indeterminate. There are traces of a cylindrical object in the right iliac fossa, which may be a rod inserted to consolidate the mummy in this region. In the centre of the pelvis is a rectangular metal plate, probably an amuletic plaque laid among the bandages. there is a subluxation of the right sacro-iliac joint and the pubic sumphysis. Circumcision has been performed. No obvious fractures seen.
Arms - Extended. Hands with extended fingers, their palmar surfaces in contact with the outer aspect of the thighs.
Legs - No fractures, dislocations, or lines of arrested growth. There is a faint cylindrical opacity between the knees and shins, probably a roll of linen.
Length: 161 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This mummy came to the British Museum in a coffin (1898,0315.473) of a much earlier date.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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