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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

33.1017.1

Medium or Technique

Organic remains/linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles