- Museum number
Mummy of a boy, aged 12-15. The mummy is loosely bandaged and wrapped in a linen shroud, ornamented with a tempera painted portrait.
Skull - All teeth present. Head flexed. No obvious fractures.
Thorax and Abdomen - Apparently empty. No fractures or dislocations of ribs, spinal column, pelvis, or hips. The lumbar and dorsal intervertebral discs appear opaque.
Arms - Extended. Hands with extended fingers in contact with the outer aspect of the thighs.
Legs - Crack fracture in medial part of lower end of the right tibia. Menisci opaque. No lines of arrested growth.
- Production date
Length: 152 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See J. Filer in M. L. Bierbrier (ed.), 'Portraits and masks : burial customs in Roman Egypt ' (London, 1997), p.125 [pls.46.3,4].
- On display (G63/dc7)
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6709 (Birch Slip Number)