Locks of Hair

M11139

On display

Small display box containing many locks of plaited and plain dark hair, possibly from a wig. New Kingdom? 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".