- Museum number
Sycomore fig wood anthropoid coffin: with painted decoration on a layer of plaster and incised hieroglyphic text on the lid. It contains an adult mummy of uncertain sex. Dense foreign matter, some ancient and some modern, completely obscures the bony structures of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.
Skull - Mouth closed, but the teeth show evidence of attrition. The appearance of the nasal region suggests that the brain was removed through this channel.
Arms - The faint outline of the left humerus is just visible.
Legs - The lower three-quarters of the legs are visible in the radiographs. The bones and joints appear normal. No dislocations or lines of arrested growth are visible.
Length: 187 centimetres (coffin)
Length: 152 centimetres (mummy)
- Curator's comments
- The body is embedded in plaster.
The British Museum, 'Guide to the First, Second and Third Egyptian Rooms' (London, 1924), p. 135.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6957 (Birch Slip Number)