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Two mummies in resinous-coated plain bandages. The smaller mummy lies supine on and adherent to the anterior surface of the body of the larger.
LARGER MUMMY - This child died at or shortly after birth.
Skull - Considerable overlapping of the bones of the vault. All facial bones and bones of the base of the skull disorganized.
Thorax and Abdomen - Ribs compressed and dislocated. There is a considerable curvature of the spine, and some of the dorsal vertebrae appear to be missing. Fracture, mid-shaft of left clavicle. There are two dense objects lying on surface of the abdomen, possibly amulets.
Arms - Extended. Palms of hands in contact with outer aspect of thighs. No fractures seen.
Legs - No fractures seen. Many of the bones of the feet are dislocated.
SMALLER MUMMY - Apparently a foetus of about 5 months. The state of the skull, thorax and abdomen, legs, and arms is similar to that of the larger mummy.
It is possible that these mummies contain animal remains.
Length: 46.50 centimetres (larger)
Length: 28 centimetres (smaller)
- Curator's comments
- Radiographic examination carried out in 2008 confirmed that both of the humanoid figures appear to contain the remains of children: CSR Report AR2008/78.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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