Macleod, R I, Eremin, Katherine, Wright, A R and McDonald, J (2000) Mummy 1911-210-1. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 45 (2). pp. 85-92. ISSN 0035-8835

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n ancient Egyptian mummy from the collections of the National Museums of Scotland was examined using computerised tomography (CT) scanning as part of the NMS mummy project. A facial reconstruction was produced from the CT scans for comparison with a painted 'portrait' which covers the face of the wrappings. The scans indicated the mummified wrapped body of an adult male 1.65 m tall with excellent preservation of the body. An exact replica, translucent model of the skull was created from the CT scans and standard cephalometric analysis undertaken. The facial features were reconstructed onto a plaster model of the skull from known tissue depths using terracotta clay. The resultant face was compared with the portrait and an extremely close match obtained, suggesting this was an individual portrait painted around the time of death.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Collections & collecting
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:59
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:59

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