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Red Pottery Mummy
Human Mummy
Bm54051
photo courtesy The British Museum
Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age child
Sex undetermined
Status undetermined
Height
Source
Culture Romano-Egyptian
Date(s)
Site
Current Location
Location British Museum
Catalog # EA54051
A red pottery coffin with the face and hands modeled in relief. One hand holds a cruciform symbol, apparently fastened to a chain around the waist. This evidence has been used to suggest that the deceased was a Christian,

Studies

The mummy of a small child, sex uncertain, wrapped in interwoven linen bandages with a fringe around the head. A compact sandy material, possibly a form of coarse plaster, holds the body in its coffin.


Additional

Donated to the museum by Capt, Edward Gruning in 1915.

External Links

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

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