Mummy of Queen Henuttawy Henuttawy was the …

Mummy of Queen Henuttawy

Henuttawy was the wife of Pinedjem I of the 21st Dynasty (ca. 1070-645 BC). Her mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahari cache. A golden embalming plate was found inside the stomach of the queen, bearing the eye of Horus, the names of the four sons of Horus, and an inscription including the name of the queen. Her body exhibits many of the new techniques that developed for mummification in the Third Intermediate Period, notably the subcutaneous packing of linen and sawdust to preserve the shape of the body. In this case, however, the face of the mummy had burst due to being too tightly packed, it was restored to its original form in 1974. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.