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Large boned adult man with a gilded mask, and the mummies of two infants, probably twins, also the mummy of a child aged about 10 years.
THE MALE ADULT - wearing a gilded cartonnage mummy-mask .
Skull - No fractures. There is a dislocation in the neck of the 6th cervical vertebra upon the 7th.
Thorax and Abdomen - No fractures of ribs, dorsal and lumbar spine, pelvis, or hips. No arthritic changes noted. There is a sausage-shaped opacity in the upper left hemithorax, and a larger similar shadow in the lower right hemithorax extending into the right hypochondrium. There is a rounded opacity in the pelvis, probably a mass of solidified linen and resin.
Arms - Flexed at the elbows, the forearms crossed over the breast, right over left, the hands just below the shoulders.
Legs - Normal. No fractures, dislocations, or lines of arrested growth.
THE INFANTS - The thoracic cage, spinal column, and pelvis of both mummies are grossly disorganised, but not definitely fractured.
THE CHILD - Gross disorganisation of the thoracic cage, spinal column, and pelvis. Above the skull is a crescentic opacity.
The mummies were housed in a rectangular wooden coffin in the form of a naos with four feet and a cavetto cornice; at each end are painted funerary scenes on a layer of plaster. The two infants are lying on the anterior surfaces of the thighs of the adult, and the third, older, child, is lying on its right side, head downwards and parallel to the right leg of the adult.
Length: 167.50 centimetres (adult mummy)
Length: 186 centimetres (coffin)
- Curator's comments
The British Museum, 'Guide to the First, Second and Third Egyptian Rooms' (London, 1924), p. 129.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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