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Mummy of a heavily built adult man, name unknown. The body is enclosed in a cartonnage cover of separate pieces. There is a gilded and painted cartonnage mummy-mask and open-work covers for body and feet. The mummy is thickly coated with a black resinous substance, resembling pitch.
Skull - Mouth slightly open. No obvious fractures. There is a fairly dense lobulated mass within the skull. The cervical spine appears to be intact.
Thorax and Abdomen - The cavities are filled with sand, mud, or some dense amorphous material. No fractures in ribs, spinal column, pelvis, or hips.
Arms - Extended. Hands with extended fingers, the palmar surface in contact with the outer aspect of the thighs.
Legs - No fractures, dislocations, or lines of arrested growth.
Length: 11.80 centimetres (max;frags)
Length: 169 centimetres (mummy)
Width: 9.80 centimetres (max;frags)
- Curator's comments
C. Riggs, 'The beautiful burial in Roman Egypt : art, identity, and funerary religion' (Oxford, 2005): 63, 65, 66, 67, 83, 265-6; 247 n. 6;
The British Museum, 'Guide to the First, Second and Third Egyptian Rooms' (London, 1924), p. 125.
Grimm, Römischen Mumienmasken, 96-99, 147 C.8, pl. 117.1
- On display (G63/dc7)
- fair (incomplete - fragmentary)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number