About this object

Mummified crocodile wrapped in linen. The crocodile was the sacred animal of the god Sobek. The cult temples reared large numbers of crocodiles for mummification.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian or earlier
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    395 AD before
  • Materials
    Linen; Crocodile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Samuel Woodward
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1834
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 140 mm x 450 mm
  • Note
    S. Woodward collection, 1838, from Belzoni, 1834.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Samuel Woodward ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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