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Mummy of Nesmin

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
305–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis), Maspero 1885–1886
Medium:
Human Remains; linen; cartonnage, paint, gesso, gold leaf
Dimensions:
27 x 37 x 174 cm (10 5/8 x 14 9/16 x 68 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.51
  • Description

    Nesmin was a priest for the god Min in Akhmim. His father was also a priest and he was named Djedhor. Nesmin's mother was a musician for Min called Tadiaset. Nesmin's name and that of his father are inscribed on the cartonnages that are on Nesmin's mummy. His coffin, which is also in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum (86.1.50a, b), includes the names of both his parents.

  • Provenance

    Excavated at Akhmim by the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Purchased from the Egyptian Government, 1886.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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