About this object

Head and neck of a woman. No hair and remains of gold leaf on skin surface. Examined by X-Ray by F. Filce Leek in 1968 who decided that the amount of development of the third molars suggested that the woman was about 14 years old when she died.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Roman period (20 BC - 395 AD) about
  • Materials
    Body-Part Human; Gold; Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequeathed by Miss Moss
  • Collector
    Margaret Eleanor Moss
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    250 mm x 120 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    ex Miss Moss collection; presented in a glass case with a cat mummy; no further details known.
  • Related people
    Margaret Eleanor Moss ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media


Previous owners

  • Margaret Eleanor Moss

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Not recorded
    Owned until: 1907
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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