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Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Late Period - Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kafr Ammar
  • Date made
    747 BC after
  • Materials
    Animal; Textile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Transferred from Gilstrap Public Library and Municipal Museum
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Kafr Ammar
  • Date collected
    1913
  • Measurements
    310 mm
  • Note
    The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided. 3 animals mummies in her collection are recorded as being from Petrie's excavations at Kafr Amar (Tarkhan)
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  • Complex organic chemical balms of Pharaonic animal mummies Nature vol. 431

    Buckley, Stephen A; Clark, Katherine A; Evershed, Richard P

    Author: Buckley, Stephen A; Clark, Katherine A; Evershed, Richard P
    Publisher: Nature
    Date: 2004-09-16
    Description: A report of chemical investigations of mummified animals which revealed the presence of highly complex balms of comparable complexity to those used to mummify humans.

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