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Mummy of Merirtyef

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2100–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, 101 A

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 20 x 35 x 150 cm (7 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 59 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1518

Medium or Technique

Human remains, linen

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Body of a woman in her fifties, wearing a string of blue faience beads and wrapped in layers of linen.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes. 101 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition