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Mummy of a very young child, sex doubtful, the face is gilded and the body is decorated with gilded rectangles, unwrapped.
Skull - No fractures. Cervical spine intact. There is a flecked appearance in the occipital region, due to a mixture of sand and resin. This must have been introduced in a fluid state by way of a forced passage through the nasal bones, and later became a solidified mass while the body was lying in a horizontal position. Traces of gilding remain on the face.
Thorax and Abdomen - These cavities are apparently empty. Many of the intervertebral discs show dense opacities. The ribs are not fractured, but the *th and 12th right ribs are dislocated at their costo-vertebral articulation. there is a sacrilization of the 5th lumbar vertebra. The pelvis and hips are normal. Gilded rectangles have been painted on the body. There is no flank incision.
Arms - Extended. Hands with extended fingers, their palmar surfaces in contact with the outer aspect of the thighs.
Legs - No fractures or dislocations. There is a well-defined line of arrested growth at lower end of each tibia.
Length: 111 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Davey et al, Yearbook of Mummy Studies 2 (2014), 81-6.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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