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Mummy

Child

Object Number:E16234
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Egypt
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Human Remains
Linen
Iconography:Child
Inscription Language:Demotic
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Edward W. Lehman, 1891
Other Number:ES 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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display (23 Feb 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
World\'s Columbian Exposition Exhibits: Objects from the Flinders Petrie and Egyptian Exploration Fund ( Jan 1893 - Dec 1893) View Objects in Exhibition
Mummy Room ( Jan 1935 - Oct 1950) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Moon, Margaret L. 1935. "How Mummies Were Made". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 4. pg. 18-22 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21, pl. VIView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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