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Mummy case of Nakhtefmut

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Brief description

The mummy case of Nakhtefmut is constructed of cartonnage, with brightly painted decoration painted on a white plaster-like coating. It was found in excavations by Quibell at the Ramesseum in 1896.

  • Accession number E.64.1896
  • Other numbers and markings: None

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Nakhtefmut’s burial was found intact by J.E. Quibell. The mummy case, with the body of Nakhtefmut inside, was found inside three wooden coffins whose fate is not known.

Quibell describes their discovery as follows:

“On the outer coffin of this personage, above the chest, stood a jackal in wood. Inside this was a second coffin, upon which lay a hawk in painted wood. This second coffin had an inscription painted down the centre. Inside this was yet an innermost coffin, covered with wreaths made of the leaves of mimusops. Two ropes lay along the sides, and the wreaths were joined to them like the rungs of a ladder”
(Quibell, The Ramesseum, pp 10-11.)

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