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Title:

Human mummy

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 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.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

El Hiba Egypt

Technique:

mummified remains

Material:

cartonnage

Dimension(s):

height, 162, cm
width, 34, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; the Egypt Exploration Fund

Documentation:

Vassilika, E.. 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

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: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

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





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