Fragment of a mummy case



Accession Number
W524
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Coffins case, Right
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus case
Period
Late Period
Dynasties
Twenty-fifth Dynasty to Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 780mm | Width: 680mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

The upper part of mummy case of painted wood, dating to the Third Intermediate Period, likely the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. It is made of high quality wood, possibly cedar. It has been heavily restored (probably during the 1980s). It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1933.

Wellcome Number
A163198
Auction
Messrs Foster. Dealer and Auctioneers: 16 Nov 1933, Lot 313
Auction Details
An Egyptian carved wood mummy case (the upper part), the face and neck painted in red and head-dress and shoulders in various colours, 31in. high, 26in. wide.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 03 Dec 2021

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