Category: Mummy

Marble and obsidian inlaid eyes on golden mu…

Marble and obsidian inlaid eyes on golden mummy. Graeco-Roman Period. Valley of the Golden Mummies, Bahariya Oasis. Photo Kenneth Garrett

Fragment of a coffin, Anubis and the Ba bird…

Fragment of a coffin, Anubis and the Ba bird ‘soul’ of the deceased.

Paint, stucco, and varnish on wood. Overall: 22 ¼ x 10 ¾ in. (56.5 x 27.3 cm)

Third Intermediate Period,

ca. 1075-712 BC.

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Preparation of two mummies for the purificatio…

Preparation of two mummies for the purification ceremony,

fragment of a wall painting

from the tomb of Meryma’at. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC. Now in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.

Mummified body of pharaoh Ramesses the Great …

Mummified body of pharaoh Ramesses the Great

wrapped in linen

with arms crossed

over the chest, c.1880-1900. From the collection of Rijksmuseum.

Google Cultural Institute

Eduardo Toda y Güell (Spanish Egyptologist, …

Eduardo Toda y Güell (Spanish Egyptologist, 1855-1941) who

discovered and opened the intact tomb of Sennedjem,

standing with ancient Egyptian mummies at Boulaq Museum, 1885

Ancient Egyptian mummies at the Ny Carlsberg G…

Ancient Egyptian mummies at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Body of naturally mummified adult male lying…

Body of naturally mummified adult male lying in flexed position. Late Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3400 BC. Now in the British Museum.

Photographer preparing a portrait of a mummy. …

Photographer preparing a portrait of a mummy. 19th century colored engraving.

A priest wearing the mask of Horus is perfor…

A priest wearing the mask of Horus is performing the Opening of the Mouth ritual. The purpose of the ceremonial Opening of the Mouth was to restore to the deceased the use of the senses, thus restoring life in the next world, wall painting from

the tomb of Inherkhau (TT359). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Oedipus Aegyptiacus, Athanasius Kircher, 1654

Oedipus Aegyptiacus, Athanasius Kircher, 1654