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Mummy (head missing); name [GLYPHS] Petosiris, son of Amenhetep(?), and child of [...]bastet, cartonage on front, traces of collar on breast, [painted collar consists of eight rows of beads: 1) cylindrical beads alternating red and blue, 2) yellow daisies with green centers, 3) yellow pedal(pendant)-shaped beads on red background, 4) plaque beads alternating red and yellow, 5) yellow daisies with green centers, 6) yellow pedal(pendant)-shaped beads on red background, 7) cylindrical beads alternating red and yellow, 8) alternating red and blue beads], [below collar image of kneeling god(dess ?) wearing necklace of blue drop beads faces right, surmounted by solar disk (like divine flesh in gold leaf), wings outspread], [below deity] single [vertical] line of text 55 inches in length and 2 inches in width [GLYPHS], text incised in gold leaf, [between broad] bands of blue paint 1.6 wide, [to either side, only one of original four gold leaf sons of Horus survives]; [layers of wrapping from outside in: layer of white plaster on layer of bitumen (?), several layers of narrow bandage wrappings (2.3 - 3.4 cm wide) laid neatly in regular overlapping (about one-third of their width) rows, layer of linen sheet (much decayed), about ten layers of cloth bands (5.2 - 6.3 cm wide) laid more or less crosswise, layer of narrow bandage wrappings (about 3 cm wide), two layers (5 cm and 7 cm, respectively) with no traceable system of bandaging, thick layer of narrow strips (about 3 cm wide) stuck together in solid mass]; [body filled with hard shiny black substance (bitumen ?), hands crossed on breast (right over left)]; [cloth fairly fine weave, warp and woof of about equal number of threads, no scarabs or beads found on mummy]; [sides of mummy much decayed, bandages on right side little more than black dust] (reburied). Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-12-364
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Human remains
  • Findspot
    [Street G 7200], E of mastaba G 7210-7220: G 7210
  • Material
    Mummy
  • Dimensions
    Width: top: 4 cm; foot: 16 cm Length: 125 cm Thickness: top: 25 cm; foot: 8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/14/1924
  • Attested
    Amenhetep(?) (in Street G 7200)
    […]bastet (in Street G 7200)
  • Owner
    Petosiris (in Street G 7200)
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem: should measurements (of text) in description be in cm ? // location of revised copy of text and color copy of decoration scheme not indicated on OR page 584

Tombs and Monuments 2

Full Bibliography

  • Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 274.

Photos 10

People 3

Ancient People

  • Amenhetep(?) (in Street G 7200)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Petosiris. Mummy (24-12-364) with inscription naming Petosiris and his parents; found in Street G 7200.
  • Petosiris (in Street G 7200)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Son of Amenhetep(?) and [...]bastet. Mummy (24-12-364) with inscription naming Petosiris and his parents; found in Street G 7200.
  • […]bastet (in Street G 7200)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Petosiris. Mummy (24-12-364) with inscription naming Petosiris and his parents; found in Street G 7200.