Painted & Gilded Mummy Case of an Unamed Woman

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2016
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The case is reconstructed from reused pieces of papyrus on which traces of writings are still visible. The plaster exterior surface represents the dead woman dressed in a pink undertunic, a 2nd tunic which is colored blue with red stripes and a striped linen mantle. A blue and gold lotus bud appears between the breasts, which are covered with gilded discs. The apron has a decorated border showing dancing figures and plant scrolls. Over the wig is a bound garland of pink, gold, and blue flowers. From Akhmim, Egypt. Graeco-Roman, 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 10). Painted & Gilded Mummy Case of an Unamed Woman. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4811/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Painted & Gilded Mummy Case of an Unamed Woman." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 10, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4811/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Painted & Gilded Mummy Case of an Unamed Woman." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Apr 2016. Web. 19 Sep 2020.

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