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Skull from the mummy of a young adult woman, name unknown. The mandible is missing, as is also the central part of the left zygomatic arch. The teeth in the upper jaw appear healthy and show no evidence of attrition. The teeth, are, however, missing: left side, upper 1, 2, and 3; right side, upper 1. Maxillary third molars are congenitally absent. Both parietal eminences show evidence of cribra parietalia, an anomalous condition morphologically identical with the more common cribra orbitalia. There are three semi-rectangular perforations in the right parietal bone:
1 - Behind and to the right of the bregma, the sagittal and coronal sutures forming the medial and anterior borders respectively.
2 - Another below, the anterior border being formed by the coronal suture.
3 - Below these, and just above the greater wing of the sphenoid, is the third perforation. These three perforations are without doubt post mortem.
Diameter: 12.50 centimetres
Height: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
E. Naville, H. R. Hall, and E. R. Ayrton, 'The XIth Dynasty temple at Dier el-Bahari’, Part 1, (London, 1907), p.44;
D. E. Derry, 'Mummification', in 'Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l'Égypte' 41 (1942), 246-54;
W. R. Dawson and P. H. K Gray, 'Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities in the British Museum Vol.1, Mummies and human remains' (London, 1968), no. 10.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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