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Human mummy


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Title/s

Human mummy

Category

organic remains

Name

human mummy
cartonnage
mummy portrait

Description

mummy, with cartonnage and mummy portrait. The mummy is that of a young man. Recent CT scans have shown that his internal organs were not removed. The body was wrapped some time after his death resulting in severe deformation. To support the shape, two wooden boards the length of the body were included in the wrappings.

Field Collection

El Hiba Egypt

Dimensions

height 162 cm
width 34 cm

Period

Roman

Date

A.D. 100 — A.D. 150

Provenance

given: the Egypt Exploration Fund 1903 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. (1995) [page: ]
    [comments: no.63, p.134]
  2. Ellis, S. P.
    (1991) Graeco-Roman Egypt (1991) [page: ]
    [comments: front cover illustration]
  3. Grenfell
    Hunt
    Hibeh Papyri I [page: ]
    [comments: p.4]
  4. Parlasca, K.
    Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler [page: ]
    [comments: p.40 n.161,pl.24,1]
  5. Bourriau, J.D.
    Bashford, J.
    Radiological Examination of Two Mummies of the Roman Era [page: 170-171]
    Source title: MASCA Journal (Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania) (1980)
    [comments: pl. 4-6]
  6. Murray, M.A.
    The Splendour That Was Egypt
    [comments: pl.LXVI, K]

Material/s

cartonnage

Accession Number

E.63.1903 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50667; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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