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Mummy of an ibis

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This drop-shaped linen bundle contains the mummified remains of an ibis, a bird associated with the ancient Egyptian god Thoth. Rectangular panels of linen on the front wrappings create four sections of nested squares. The mummy is in stable, intact condition.

Provenance

Gift of Egypt Exploration Society through Prof. Thomas Whitemore. (Accession Date: January 1, 1014)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Dimensions

Length: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.14.33

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains