Biographical Information
Name(s) Tanwa aka Tanous
Age 5 years old estimated via a CT scan looking at her teeth
Sex female
Status child
Height about 40 inches
Culture Roman
Date(s) unknown
Current Location
Location University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Catalog # E16234

From the Ptolemaic Period. Her name gives an indication of multiculturalism of the time period where 2 languages are incorporated in unison in her name (Greek and Demotic). Her name also incorporates the Egyptian goddess, Iwnyt, while her father’s name was Hermes. She is wrapped in linen bandages.


Her name is written close to her feet in the linen wrapping in ink written in Greek and Demotic. The inscription also says "Tanous (daughter of) Hermodorus". The whole mummy is laid down horizontally and is wrapped in brown linen that is wrapped around the mummy loosely.

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