Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Scholars associate the coffered, box-like pattern of linen wrapping on this dog mummy with the Roman Period in Egypt (30 B.C.E.–395 C.E.). Yet carbon 14 dating of a linen sample from this mummy suggests the linen is at least two hundred years older than that period. Either very old linen was recycled in the process of mummy making or this distinctive pattern of wrapping existed earlier than scholars had suspected. Future tests might resolve this question by sampling and testing the animal itself.
Animal remains, linen
Dynasty 27, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
17 × 5 7/8 × 3 1/4 in. (43.2 × 14.9 × 8.3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Dog Mummy, 510-230 B.C.E. Animal remains, linen, 17 × 5 7/8 × 3 1/4 in. (43.2 × 14.9 × 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1984E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1984E_left_PS1.jpg)
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Mummified dog, with decorative patterns made up of interlaced bands of cloth. The head modeled in coated linen, painted.
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