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Coffins of the young adult woman Tatjennef, daughter of Horkhebi:
1 - Lower half of a plastered wooden inner-coffin covered with painted Hieroglyphic text.
2 - Anthropoid wooden outer-coffin decorated inside with a painted representation of Nut; lid missing.
Also the mummy wrapped in linen:
Skull - Mouth partly open, some teeth missing, no obvious fractures.
Thorax and Abdomen - Filled with a gritty material, probably a mixture of sand, resin and salt. The bones are in confusion. All the ribs except the first on both sides, have been fractured in their mid-axillary line, but surprisingly not dislocated at the costo-vertebral articulations. The cervical and dorsal spine are intact, but the lumbar spine is grossly mutilated and mostly missing. Both sacro-iliac joints are dislocated and there is a diastasis of the pubic symphysis. Hips and femora are free from fractures.
Arms - Extended. Hands with flexed fingers on the anterior aspect of the thighs. There is a gross dislocation of the left elbow and a fractured left radius lies in the region of the left flank.
Legs - Gross diastasis of both knees, both patellae lying in each widely separated joint space. Comminuted fracture in the mid-shaft of the bone fibulae. There is a fracture (medial malleolus) dislocation of the left ankle.
Length: 171 centimetres (inner-coffin)
Length: 148 centimetres (mummy)
Length: 191 centimetres (outer-coffin)
- Not on display
- fair (incomplete)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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