From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E16234
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Egypt
Section Egyptian
Materials Human Remains | Linen
Iconography Child
Inscription Language Demotic

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.

Height 19 cm
Length 95 cm
Width 28 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Edward W. Lehman, 1891
Other Number ES 473 - Original Number | E 3960? - Other Number

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