Mummified Crocodile card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummified Crocodile

Currently not on display


Mummified crocodile mummy with linen wrappings layered in a geometical pattern, with glass inlays for the eyes. The crocodile was the sacred animal of the god Sobek. The cult temples reared large numbers of crocodiles for mummification. They were kept in lakes and fed lots of food by temple staff and visitors. 16 Novemeber 1906 register entry: "153. Mummied crocodile."