Mummy of Ukhhotep, son of Hedjpu

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112

The mummified body of a man named Ukhhotep still includes the original linen wrappings. Ukhhotep held the title of Chief Treasurer. As was customary at the time, his mummy was placed inside a rectangular coffin (12.182.132a, b) while lying on the left side and with the face toward the eye panel. His head is covered by a well-modeled wooden mask with a gilded face. The eyes of the mask were inlaid with stone to give his mummy a more lifelike appearance.

Mummy of Ukhhotep, son of Hedjpu, Human remains, linen, mummification material, painted and gilded wood, obsidian, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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mummy and coffin