Mummified Crocodile


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. 16 Novemeber 1906 register entry: "153. Mummied crocodile." CONDITION NOTE 1998: Very dry and brittle, surface dirt.