Locks of Hair card

Locks of Hair

M11139

On display

Information

Locks of plaited and plain dark hair, possibly from a wig or hair extensions. Likely to be New Kingdom like other burial goods collected in the Thebean area purchased by Joseph Sams. Described in the Egyptian Museum catalogue as "Human hair from a mummy" (1852, p. 13 no. 130). Described by Professor Newberry in about 1910 as "Mummified human head with hair plaited and plain". Described in the 1928 Mayer Inventory as "Portions of Human Hair, plaited and plain".