Pseudo Mummified Crocodile



Linen bundle in the shape of a crocodile mummy but broken at the centre revealing a core of plant fibre (papyrus reed?). CONDITION NOTE 1998: Fragmenting, bindings are loose and frayed, dry, interior padding is coming our from damaged areas of bindings. Miss Josephine Gilstrap of Nottinghamshire donated money to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds from a range of archaeological sites in return for the funding she provided. This included three mummified animals recorded as being from W. M. F. Petrie's excavations at Kafr Amar (Tarkhan).