Bags of Mummy Fragments


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    Artifact Identification Bags of Mummy Fragments   (1989.06.0001C)
    Communication Artifacts : Ceremonial Artifacts : Funerary Objects
    Artist/Maker None
    Geographic Location Africa, North, Egypt
    Period/Date Roman Empire, 50 – 150 CE
    Culture Egyptian

    Physical Analysis

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    Weight 63 g
    Measuring Remarks Weight taken with little bags of fragments all in a large bad. Measurement waived.
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    Brooklyn Museum Mummy 11.600B is similar and of quite good quality. It has a similar wreath (with a gray background) and is from Hawara. Also their mummy 40.386 is also similar style and quality with a gold wreath, from Fayum.


    "Bound for Eternity," Heritage (November 1990): 3-4. "Brown Blotch Befuddles Boffins," Heritage ( October 1993): 4. "From Egypt's Sand....To Prairie Land," Heritage (October 1989): 1-3. "Mummy Update," Heritage (Spring 1990): 6. Sarah Wisseman, The Virtual Mummy (in press, 2002, University of Illinois Press) Karen Wright, "Tales from the Crypt," Discover (July 1991) pp. 54-58 Sarah Wisseman, Linda Klepinger, Richard Keen, Mastura Raheel, and Joseph Barkmeier, "Interdisciplinary Analysis of a Roman Period Egyptian Mummy," Archaeometry '90 (Basel 1990) pp. 345-353 Mark Proefke, Kenneth Rinehart, Mastura Raheel, Stanley Ambrose, and Sarah Wisseman, "Probing the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt...," Analytical Chemistry 64 (2) Jan. 15, 1992, pp. 105A - 111A Raymond Evenhouse and Tony Stefanic, "Image Processing and Solid Modeling Recapture a Mummy's Face," Advanced Imaging (October 1992) pp. 40-43. Mark Proefke and Kenneth Rinehart, "Analysis of an Egyptian Mummy Resin by Mass Spectrometry," Journal of the American Mass Spectrometry Society 3 1992, pp. 582-589. Sarah Wisseman, "Imaging the Past...," in Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials, Sarah Wisseman and Wendell Williams, eds., (Gordon and Breach Science Publishers 1994), pp. 217-234 Barbara Bohen , "Collarborative Investigation of the University of Illinois Egypto-Roman Mummy," Proceedings of the I World Congress on Mummy Studies 91997) pp. 515-522. Wisseman, Sarah U. and David R. Hunt. "Rescanned: new Results from a Child Mummy at the University of Illinois." Yearbook of Mummy Studies, vol. 2, pp. 87-94. Munich: Verlag, 2014.

    Artifact History

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