Medium: Animal remains, resin, linen
Dates:30 B.C.E.–100 C.E.
Dimensions: Ibis mummy with headdress: 30 5/16 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (77 x 14 x 21 cm) a - Ibis mummy without headdress: 24 7/16 x 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in. (62 x 13.5 x 21 cm) b - Headdress: 15 x 13 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (38.1 x 34.8 x 6.9 cm)
Accession Number: 14.655a-b
Image: CUR.14.655_mummychamber.jpg,Egypt Reborn: Mummy Chamber Installation (2011)
Catalogue Description: Large mummified ibis (a) wrapped in elaborately pleated brown and tan linen in the form of a human mummy. Separate Hem-hem crown (b) surmounts figure. Head attached separately with large projecting beak. Condition: General condition good. Crown considerably decayed and in fragile condition. Linen is elaborately pleated and interlaced and the specimen is quite outstanding. Partial skeletal remains of an ibis, along with a bone of a cat or a dog.