An Egyptian mummy of a lady named "Bes". c. 650 BC.
The cartonage is painted in green, red, white and black pigments, with hieroglyphs and Gods including Anubis, Horus and Osiris. The mask has been detached and rests on top of the wrapping beneath and the cartonage is cracked all the way through at the top of the lapets. A slot has been cut in the top of the head and is flanked by two holes. The slot is large enough to see inside and the head cavity appears to be empty. There are stains centrally on the lower torso and at the top of the legs, extending to the knees. The surface is cracked at the top of the legs and a large piece if material has come loose in the centre. The bottom of the cartonage has been plugged with wood, beneath the feet. There are two small holes passing through the top of the cartonage and into the wood.

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