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Bekrenes
Human Mummy
Bekrenes
photo courtesy of the British Museum
Biographical Information
Name(s) Bekrenes
Age
Sex f
Status
Height
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s)
Site
Current Location
Location The British Museum
Catalog # EA15654

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.

Studies

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.

Pathology

Well-marked calcification of both femoral arteries.

Additional

Named in inscription: Padihor (father)

Donated to the museum by Edward VII in 1869 when he was Prince of Wales.

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