About this object

Human cranium with teeth remaining in the upper jaw. Traces of resin on the lower surfaces. From a mummified adult body that was unwrapped in March 1897.

So far all the data we have is that the cranium was donated in 1897 by someone called Mrs Dodd (donor of many Cypriot and some Egyptian items) and that the label says “unwrapped March 1897”. This would suggest a burial from the Pharaonic Period and probably somewhere between 11th century BC – 3rd century AD - based on that most mummified bodies in museum collections are from the Third Intermediate Period, Late Period, Ptolemaic Period or Roman Period.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    395 AD before
  • Materials
    Human Bone
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Acquisition
    Presented by Mrs Dodd
  • Collector
    Mrs Dodd
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    135 mm x 133 mm x 188 mm
  • Note
    Mrs Dodd donated a group of Egyptian and Cypriot antiquities in 1897. Previously known as 1978.291.425.
  • Related people
    Mrs Dodd ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Mrs Dodd

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1897-03-02
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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