Mummy of Irtirutja
- Ptolemaic Period
- 332–250 B.C.
- From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations 1885–86
- Human remains, linen, mummification materials, painted and gilded cartonnage
- L. 170 × W. 39 × D. 30 cm (66 15/16 × 15 3/8 × 11 13/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Funds from various donors, 1886
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This mummy contains the body of the priest Irtirutja. His mask and other cartonnage elements show repeatedly a winged scarab beetle with a sun disk, a symbol of regeneration. His elaborately decorated coffin (see 86.1.52a, b) features yet another scarab on the head, a broad collar with falcon-head terminals and various protective deities. The coffin’s inscription lists the paternal ancestors of seven earlier generations.