Mummified Crocodile card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummified Crocodile

56.21.515

Currently not on display

Information

Mummified young crocodile wrapped in bandages. The crocodile was the sacred animal of the god Sobek. The cult temples reared large numbers of crocodiles for mummification. Date uncertain but probably Late Period through to the Roman Period. Top of the tail broken and missing.