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Head of the mummy of Djehutynakht

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The mummified head of Djehutynakht is all that remained after the body was destroyed by tomb robbers. The head displays a number of interesting features. The linen wrappings are molded in the shape of the face, with the eyebrows rendered in black paint on the fabric. The mummy's hair, dark...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11767

Medium or Technique

Human remains, linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains