Liverpool Museum unveils child mummy as part of it's newest items exhibited online.
The mummy of a young boy of about two years old, elaborately wrapped in a series of narrow linen bandages. When excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie in he described this as the most perfect example of the complex system of diagonal winding, it is completely regular over the entire body.
The colours of the bandages have now faded but the thirteen layers were once red, white, gilt, blue and brown, no studs were required to hold them in place.
There is a portrait of the child inserted into the bandages, unfortunately badly damaged but originally fine, it is probable that the damage occurred during the time between preparation of the mummy and the actual burial.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Liverpool Museum Uncovers Child Mummy