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Fragments of mummy wrappings

Wrappings from a female mummy with arms, legs, fingers and toes individually wrapped. Wads and pads of linen were inserted between the layers of linen wrappings to give the body a more life-like appearance. The face, neck and breasts were molded from linen and wet resin. A mid-calf-length...

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From Giza, tomb G 2220 B. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1933: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2632–2510 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Organic remains/linen


The Ancient World