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Human Skeleton

Man

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Object Number:E2553A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Deshasheh
Locus: Gr30
Period: Old Kingdom
Fifth Dynasty
Date Made: 2500 - 2350 BCE
Early Date: -2501
Late Date: -2349
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Human Remains
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund; William Flinders Petrie, 1898
Other Number:ES2553 - Original Number
E2552 - Associated Object Number

Description

Skeleton of Man (a) with walking stick (B). The famous Egyptologist W.M. Flinders Petrie discovered this coffin and its occupant at the site of Deshahsheh in 1897. Examination of this skeleton showed that the man’s left leg was two inches shorter than his right (possibly from poliomyelitis) and therefore, he probably walked with a limp or relied heavily on his walking stick, which is placed along the edge of the coffin. The coffin was hollowed out of a single trunk of sycamore.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Mummies (1980 - 15 Feb 2016) View Objects in Exhibition
Mummy Room ( Jun 1972 - 1979) View Objects in Exhibition
Mummy Room ( Jan 1935 - Oct 1950) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Petrie, William M. 1898. Deshasheh.. London. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Association of American Physicians. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians.. Vol. XV. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 134View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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