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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.


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.


Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Human remains, linen


The Ancient World


Organic remains