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  • Cylindrical bag of sawdust from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Linen, decomposed wood material (sawdust); folded into two parallel rolls: L. 39.7 cm, W. 8.7 cm, H. 3.7 cm; as one long tube: L. ca. 75 cm, W. 4.5 cm wide, H. 3.7 cm
    Gift of Joseph Veach Noble, 1988 (1988.437.1)

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  • Cylindrical bag of sawdust from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Linen, decomposed wood material (sawdust); folded into two parallel rolls: L. 39.7 cm, W. 8.7 cm, H. 3.7 cm; as one long tube: L. ca. 75 cm, W. 4.5 cm wide, H. 3.7 cm
    Gift of Joseph Veach Noble, 1988 (1988.437.1)


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