Medium: Animal remains (Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus), linen
Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 3/4 x 12 in. (3.5 x 1.9 x 30.5 cm)
Accession Number: 37.1365E
Catalogue Description: The object is a small mummified Nile crocodile wrapped in linens. There is no coffin associated with the body. The beige, linen wrappings, which seem to be bands of linen as opposed to sheets, are disorderly. This animal is likely a Nile crocodile (crocodiles niloticus) since this is the only species of crocodile found in Egypt today. Its tiny size suggests that it is a juvenile. The fact that the crocodile was young when it was mummified suggests that it is a votive mummy. This type of mummy was given as a votive offering at shrines of specific gods, in this case Sobek. Condition: The object is in fair and moderately stable condition.