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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.


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


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

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Organic remains