| Bekrenes |
|photo courtesy of the British Museum|
|Location||The British Museum|
Mummy of an elderly woman with resin-soaked linen bundles between the legs; also her anthropoid wooden coffin with painted text and decoration on a layer of plaster.
Mouth closed. Evidence of dental attrition in the lower teeth. There is a displaced tooth in the region of the left nostril. There is a probable subluxation of the cervical vertebra 6 upon cervical vertebra 7, associated with a gap in the soft tissues of the neck in this region. Both Thorax and Abdomen cavities are tightly packed with bundles of linen. Arms are Extended, the right hand and wrist are missing and only a few carpal bones remain of the left. There is a large dense cylindrical mass lying between the thighs, and another between the shins. These are possibly parcels of resin-soaked linen containing the viscera which were often so placed in the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty.
Well-marked calcification of both femoral arteries.
Named in inscription: Padihor (father)
Donated to the museum by Edward VII in 1869 when he was Prince of Wales.