Mummified Snakes card

Mummified Snakes


Currently not on display


Mummified snakes within a linen bundle. Previously identified as "Mummied ...probably a bird of some kind" when catalogued by the museum after its donation in 1867 and then later as a "Mummified cat wrapped in linen bands" (Professor Percy Newberry's record card description from about 1910) but identified using radiographs as a group of mummified snakes in October 2016. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Fragmenting slightly loose bindings, discolouration, surface dirt.