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Object Number: E16234
Current Location: In the Artifact Lab
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Egypt
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Human Remains
Linen
Iconography:Child
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Edward W. Lehman, 1891
Other NumberES 473 - Original Number
E 3960? - Other Number

Description

Mummy of a child. The inscription on the mummy’s wrapping gives her name and reads, “Tanwa, daughter of Hermidoros”. The same inscription appears in two different languages, Demotic, a highly cursive Egyptian script, and Greek. Tanwa was about five years old when she died. Her mummy was CT-scanned in 2009 and researchers are currently analyzing the results.


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World's Columbian Exposition Exhibits: Objects from the Flinders Petrie and Egyptian Exploration Fund (1893)View Objects in Exhibition

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