coffin(In G60 for cons);
- Museum number
Mummy of Hor; linen wrappings; painted wooden coffin.
Mummy of a man of middle age, named Hor. The mummy is wrapped in linen, and has a painted wooden coffin, inscribed with the name Hor.
Skull - Most of the upper teeth are missing and the incisors are very worn. Artificial eyes in the orbits; the right is displaced. The cervical spine appears intact.
Thorax and Abdomen - Filled with dense packing material. A scarab lies above the level of the upper lumbar vertebrae. The dorsal and lumbar inter-vertebral discs are partially opaque. No fractures or ribs or spinal column. Pelvis and hips normal. Circumcision has apparently been performed.
Arms - Extended. Hands with extended fingers in the pubic area.
Legs - No fractures or dislocations. The knee cartilages are opaque. No lines of arrested growth. A dense mummiform figure, just under 8" long, between the femoral shafts is visible on the plate.
Length: 1.64 centimetres (mummy)
- Curator's comments
- Contain(s)/ed shabti figure (.66849).
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' I (Part 2) (Oxford, 1964), p.829;
Taylor in W. V. Davies (ed.), 'Colour and painting in ancient Egypt' (London, 2001), p. 172, col. pl. 53 ;
Taylor in J. H. Taylor and N. Strudwick (eds.), ‘The Theban Necropolis : past, present and future’ (London, 2003), p.108 [pl.53].
R. Loynes, Prepared for eternity. Archaeopress Egyptology 9, 2015, passim
- On display (G62/dc21)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6659 (Birch Slip Number)