mummy

The mummy of a priestess from the Roman period. The wrappings have been carefully arranged into overlapping diamond patterns across the whole of the body. The head appears to been given many more layers of wrapping so that it is enlarged and from the top it is almost triangular in shape. Across the face the wrapping has been arranged into squares rather than diamonds. There are loose wrappings around the neck and at the feet. Beneath those removed from beneath the feet, larger wrappings with a more open weave can be seen.

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