Mummy of a child, aged 10-12 years, in cartonnage cover. Skull - Mouth closed. Upper right incisors are missing. Several milk teeth present. No obvious fractures. The cervical spine appears intact. Thorax and Abdomen - The mummy has been very tightly wrapped, resulting in a fracture of the 6th right rib and a crush-fracture through the epiphyses of bones forming both pubic rings and both acetabula. In an otherwise apparently empty thorax and abdomen are four oblong cylindrical objects which may be the four parcels of viscera or packing in imitation of them. The embalming incision in the left flank is plugged with a swab of linen, but there is no visible plate. The dorsal and lumbar intervertebral discs are partially opaque. There is spina bifida occulta of the 5th lumbar vertebra. Arms - Flexed at the elbow. Forearms crossed on the breast, right over left. Fingers extended, left hand on right shoulder; right hand just below left shoulder. Amulets of some non-metallic material around the mid-shafts of both humeri. Legs - No fractures or dislocations. Lines of arrested growth at lower ends of femora and upper ends of tibiae. The menisci are opaque. A small bilocular cystic area with a sclerotic margin is shown in the lower end of right femur. Anklets of about the same width and of the same materials as the armlets. Wooden anthropoid inner-coffin: with painted scenes of funerary deities and hieroglyphic inscriptions.


Place

Found In
Egypt

Time

Acquired In
1839
Period/Culture
Ptolemaic

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