Image: Underside of the mummy before treatment

Underside of the mummy before treatment

This image is of the back of the legs of the mummy. Examination of the underside found it to be heavily encrusted with a layer of fine grey mud.  Contained in this layer (among other things) were fragments of what appeared to be blue faience (seen as blue flecks in the image), fragments of paint layers, and insect casings. Insects had made a network of tunnels throughout the mud and had also caused damage to the linen.

Photographer:
Heather MacKay
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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