logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Human Mummy

Child

This object is On Display
233165

View All (3) Object Images


233171
233156
Object Number:97-121-114A
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Egypt
Thebes (Egypt)
Date Made: 30 BCE - 400 CE
Early Date: -30
Late Date: 400
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Human Remains
Linen
Iconography:Boy
Height: 22.86 cm
Length: 89.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-121-114A - Old Museum Number
2995 - ANSP Number

Description

This child lived during the Roman period in Egypt. The head of the mummy has been unwrapped and you can see the skill of the ancient Egyptian embalmers. The head and face are perfectly preserved. Traces of gold leaf remain on the corner of the left eye and on the upper lip.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.