The mummy of a woman, believed to be Ptolemaic. It appears as though it may have been partially unwrapped, with the wrappings being replaced loosely over the torso and around the legs. It is narrow and appears skeletal, with the hip bones being very apparent. The wrappings are partially cut away over the face and one layer has been cut carefully around the mouth, but the layers beneath remain so that the skin is not uncovered. Further cut wrappings around the shoulders reveal bones beneath. It looks as though her hands may be folded over her chest, with one finger from her left hand coming through the cut wrappings on her right shoulder.
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