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Mummy case and mummy of Tabes

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An innovation in funerary equipment in Dynasty 22 was the one-piece mummy case made of cartonnage. A core of mud and straw in the shape of a mummy was first covered with plaster. Layers of linen were then adhered to the plastered core with plant gum, leaving a hole at the foot end and a long...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay (1799-1863), Linplum, Scotland; 1863: by descent to his son Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868 (?): sold by Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket, London to Samuel A. Way, Boston; 1872: gift of his son C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872) (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, early Dynasty 22, 945–818 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 167 cm (65 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4820c

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage, human remains

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi