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Mummy of Merirtyef

Body of a woman in her fifties, wearing a string of blue faience beads and wrapped in layers of linen.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes. 101 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, 2100–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1518

Medium or Technique

Human remains, linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains