Corn mummy



Accession Number
EC779
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Corn mummy
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Materials
Plant products | Textile/fibres (Linen)
Measurements
Length: 380mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

This object was originally believed to be a cat mummy, but an X-Ray carried out by Richard Johnston of Swansea University Engineering Department in April 2014 showed that this bundles contains no bones. Grains falling out of a hole in the bandages suggest that the object is likely a corn mummy. At least one eye is painted in the head area of the object.