About this object

Unwrapped mummified head broken of a mummified child. Traces of gold leaf on the skin. This mummification technique suggests the child died during the Roman Period.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    30 BC - 395 AD about
  • Materials
    Body-Part Human; Gold; Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 100 mm x 105 mm
  • Note
    Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.
  • Related people
    William Henry Crosfield (Previous owner); Hermann Philip (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Hermann Philip

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-13
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Henry Crosfield

    Owned from: 1861-04-13
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-16
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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