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Mummy of Kharushere

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 22
Date:
ca. 825–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, February 1885
Medium:
Human remains, linen, mummification material
Dimensions:
L. 167 cm (65 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.35
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
The outer layer of the linen wrappings of Karushere's mummy was held in place by tapes. The mummy was inserted into the closely fitting cartonnage (86.1.34) through a seam at the back, which was later tied together; then the cartonnage and the mummy were enclosed within the coffins. A radiograph of the mummy shows the skeleton of an adult male with bags (?) of natron (?) in the abdominal cavity and three amulets adorning and protecting the body.
Excavated at Thebes by Gaston Maspero on behalf of the Egyptian Antiquities Service, February, 1885. Purchased from the Egyptian Government, 1886.

Aston, David 2009. Burial Assemblages of Dynasty 21–25: Chronology – Typology – Developments. Contributions to the chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean, vol. 21, Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie, 56. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 233.

Thompson, Randall C., Adel H. Allam, Guido P. Lombardi, L. Samuel Wann, M. Linda Sutherland, James D. Sutherland, Muhammad Al-Tohamy Soliman, Bruno Frohlich, David Mininberg, Janet M. Monge, Clide M. Vallodolid, Samantha L. Cox, Gomaa Abd el-Maksoud, Ibrahim Badr, Michael I. Miyamoto, Abd el-Halim Nur el-din, Jagat Narula, Caleb E. Finch, and Gregory S. Thomas 2013. "Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations." In The Lancet, March 10, p. 4.

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