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Ankhefenmut
Human Mummy
Mummy-Ankhefenmut-Face-Detail
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ankhefenmut
Age Around 50
Sex Male
Status Priest of the temple of Mut and a sculptor
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 21st Dynasty, 1069-945 B.C
Site Bab el-Gasus, Thebes, Egypt
Current Location
Location Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue,  Albany, New York 12210 USA
Catalog # N/A
Ankhefenmut's title was the priest and sculptor of the temple of the goddess Mut, consort of Amun-Re. Mut's cult-temple was at Thebes, its ruins lying to the south of the great Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak. Ankhefenmut  was probably around 50 years old at the time of his death.

Mummification

During Dynasty XXI, a change in the practice of mummification occurred. The internal organs were no longer placed in canopic jars, but were usually wrapped in linen packages.
Ankhefenmut

On continuous display for 100 years

These packages were then placed in the empty body or placed between the legs. Canopic jars, however, continued to be a part of the funerary equipment, but were made smaller. Perhaps the most interesting discovery was a well-crafted fake toe, possibly made of ceramic, carefully attached to the right foot of the wrapped mummy.  It is presumed that the toe was fashioned for the man during the mummification process because of the belief that one had to be physically intact to enter the afterlife.

Studies

Researchers found that the mummy’s bones were “well mineralized, solid and uniform,” indicating that Ankhefenmut’s diet “contained adequate protein and calcium.” They observed that “his dentition was exceptional, with no cavities or loss of teeth.”

Researchers found his right arm and shoulder to be significantly more developed than his left, which would be consistent with the morphology of a sculptor. The mummy was well-fed, indicating status, indicating he could be the priest and a sculptor and evidence points to the mummy being Ankhefenmut.

Ankhefenmut stood about 5 foot 2. They discovered a well-crafted fake toe, possibly made of ceramic, carefully attached to the right foot of the mummy. It is presumed that the toe was fashioned for the man during the mummification process because of the belief that one had to be physically intact to enter the afterlife.

Pathology

Ankhefenmut was around 50 years when he died. His death is believed to be of natural cause.

Additional

See also the Albany Mummy.

External Links

http://www.albany.edu/chats/21421.php

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/asset-viewer/mummy-board-of-ankhefenmut/xQHTJvNfTfxwUw

http://www.gereports.com/post/81593987046/secret-lives-of-mummies-which-hospital-technology/

https://blog.timesunion.com/explore/history-mummies-at-the-albany-institute-of-history-and-art/949/

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