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Mummy of Ukhhotep, son of Hedjpu

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Khashaba excavations, 1910-11; Probably from Meir, Tomb of Ukhhotep
Medium:
Human remains, linen, mummification material, painted and gilded cartonnage, obsidian, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
l. 196.2 x w. 50.8 x d. 33 cm (77 1/4 x 20 x 13 in.) (depth measured at nose of mask)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.132c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112
The mummy of the Chief Treasurer Ukhhotep was found inside a rectangular coffin. It was laid on its left side with its face toward the eye panel. The head of the mummy is covered by a well-modeled wooden mask with a gilded face. The headdress and beard are painted blue and the eyes have been inlaid with stone.
Excavated at Meir by Ahmed Bey Kamal for Sayyid Pasha Khashaba. Acquired by Khashaba in the division of finds. Purchased from Khashaba by the Museum, 1912.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 310, 316.

Lilyquist, Christine, Peter F. Dorman, and Edna R. Russmann 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 41, no. 3 (Winter), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dorman, Peter F., Prudence Harper, and Holly Pittman 1987. Egypt and the Ancient Near East in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 35-37.

Thompson, Randall C., Adel H. Allam, Guido P. Lombardi, L. Samuel Wann, M. Linda Sutherland, James D. Sutherland, Muhammad Al-Tohamy Soliman, Bruno Frohlich, David Mininberg, Janet M. Monge, Clide M. Vallodolid, Samantha L. Cox, Gomaa Abd el-Maksoud, Ibrahim Badr, Michael I. Miyamoto, Abd el-Halim Nur el-din, Jagat Narula, Caleb E. Finch, and Gregory S. Thomas 2013. "Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations." In The Lancet, March 10, p. 4.

Schorsch, Deborah 2014. Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses. New York: Springer Publishing Company, p. 293, fig. 12.19.

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