Monday, June 04, 2012

A piece of Mummy wrapping

ABC South West Victoria   

While some of the Warrnambool Art Gallery's more eclectic objects are reasonably well documented, this particular piece has many question marks around it which Collections Registrar Agostina Hawkins has been trying to solve.

Inside a lovely little cigarette tin decorated with pictures from Cairo are a couple of handwritten notes and a piece of material which is, apparently, a piece of Egyptian Mummy wrapping.

According to the note the wrapping is from a Mummy's tomb at Memphis from the time of King Unas.

The note also says there should be a scarab grub inside the tin, but it's no longer there.

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