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Inamonnefnebu
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Inamonnefnebu
Age
Sex male
Status high
Height ca. 155 cm
Source
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 700 - 650 B.C.
Site
Current Location
Location National Museum of Antiquities, The Netherlands
Catalog #

The hieroglyphs read: ‘An offering which the King gives to Osiris, Lord of Aby[dos], may he grant a good burial.’

Mummification

The mummy has been wrapped in a shroud of a vaguely reddish colour.
Inamonnefnebu
There is a wide gap along the centre of the back, through which one can see the regular transverse bandages of the layer underneath. The shroud is held in place by a number of straps of folded linen: around the head, hips, knees, and just above the ankles, with the diagonal bands of a stola over the torso. There are three windings of a broad bandage around the insteps, with one loop passing under the soles of the feet, likewise over the shroud.

Studies

On top of the shroud lies a bead net of 151 cm long and 51.5 cm wide. It is mainly composed of blue faience cylinder beads (0.6. cm long), forming rhomboid cells, with blue twin rings on the crossings. The upper edge of the net has been reinforced with a triple border of ring beads, forming alternating strips of red, white, and blue. The lower edge has a fringe with tufts of two cylinders and a twin ring each. The following elements of bead mosaic have been worked into the bead net: a winged scarab on the throat, a collar on the chest consisting of alternating ranges of blue and red cylinder beads, a winged goddess on the abdomen, four antithetic Sons of Horus on the thighs and a column of text on the lower legs.

External Links

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/mummy-of-inamonnefnebu/RQHBQRZcxv6nTw

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