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Title:

Human mummy

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

organic remains

Name(s):

human mummy
cartonnage
mummy portrait

Date:

100 150

Period:

Roman

Description:

mummy, with cartonnage and mummy portrait. The mummy is that of a young man. Recent CT scans have shown damage to the spine and pelvic area, suggesting that internal organs were removed through these areas. 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.

Find Spot:

El Hiba Egypt

Technique:

mummified remains

Material:

cartonnage

Dimension(s):

height, 162, cm
width, 34, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Egyptian Exploration Fund

Exhibition(s):

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt. 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 54

Documentation:

Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art [1995].
no.63, p.134

Ellis, S. P.. 1991. Graeco-Roman Egypt.
front cover illustration

Grenfell. Hunt. Hibeh Papyri I.
p.4

Parlasca, K.. Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler.
p.40 n.161,pl.24,1

Murray, M. A.. The Splendour That Was Egypt.
pl.LXVI, K

Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 240-241
CT scan Fig. 105, #54

Bourriau, J.D.. Bashford, J.. Radiological Examination of Two Mummies of the Roman Era.
Source Title: MASCA Journal (Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania) 1 6 (1980) : 168-171
p. 170-171
pl. 4-6

Accession:

Object Number: E.63.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50667; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-07-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50667





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