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human remains

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA32752

  • Description

    Body of an adult female in a flexed position Skull - Long brown hair present on the scalp. There is a grossly comminuted fracture of the skull. Thorax and Abdomen - Gross fractures (post mortem) of nearly all the bones are visible, but in other respects the bones appear healthy. No spinal arthritis. The intervertebral discs appear normal. Arms - The hands (the right hand being separated at the wrist) are in the region of the skull. Legs - The left leg is separated at mid-femoral shaft. No lines of arrested growth are visible.

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  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 151 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography:
    W Peck in Cockburn & Cockburn (eds), Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures (Cambridge 1980), 13, fig. 1.2.
    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, 'Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto', (London, 1997), p.36 [1];
    A. Shimbun (ed.), 'Art and afterlife in Ancient Egypt : from the British Museum' (Japan 1999-2000), No 52.Publication on conservation:

    C. Johnson and B. Wills, 'The conservation of two pre-dynastic Egyptian bodies' in S.C. Watkins and C.E. Brown (eds.), Conservation of Ancient Egyptian materials (London, United Kingdom Institute for Conservation (UKIC), Archaeology Section, 1988)

    A. Rae, 'Dry human and animal remains - their treatment at the British Museum' in K. Spindler et al. (eds.), Human mummies: a global survey of their status and the techniques of conservation, vol. 3: The man in the ice (Wien, Springer, 1996), pp. 33-38

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  • Bibliography

    • Dawson & Gray 1968 2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
    2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed

  • Condition

    fair

  • Acquisition date

    1900

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA32752

  • Registration number

    1900,1018.2

Body of an adult female in a flexed position  Skull - Long brown hair present on the scalp. There is a grossly comminuted fracture of the skull.  Thorax and Abdomen - Gross fractures (post mortem) of nearly all the bones are visible, but in other respects the bones appear healthy. No spinal arthritis. The intervertebral discs appear normal.  Arms - The hands (the right hand being separated at the wrist) are in the region of the skull.  Legs - The left leg is separated at mid-femoral shaft. No lines of arrested growth are visible.

Body of an adult female in a flexed position Skull - Long brown hair present on the scalp. There is a grossly comminuted fracture of the skull. Thorax and Abdomen - Gross fractures (post mortem) of nearly all the bones are visible, but in other respects the bones appear healthy. No spinal arthritis. The intervertebral discs appear normal. Arms - The hands (the right hand being separated at the wrist) are in the region of the skull. Legs - The left leg is separated at mid-femoral shaft. No lines of arrested growth are visible.

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