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  • Mummy bandage from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Linen; L. 64 15/16 in. (165 cm), W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.797)

    This is a rare example of a real bandage woven with a selvage on each side. The majority of bandages used in mummification were strips torn from long sheets.

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  • Mummy bandage from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Linen; L. 64 15/16 in. (165 cm), W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.797)


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