<em>Corn Mummy</em>, 305 B.C.E.-150 C.E. Wood, clay, sand, corn, linen, 5 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (14.6 x 17.5 x 50 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Caren Golden in memory of Eleanor L. Golden, 2007.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 2007.1a-c_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)

Corn Mummy

Medium: Wood, clay, sand, corn, linen

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Dates:305 B.C.E.-150 C.E.

Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (14.6 x 17.5 x 50 cm)

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Accession Number: 2007.1a-c

Image: 2007.1a-c_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The object consists of a wooden coffin in the shape of a falcon. The upper section of the wooden coffin (a) is painted with red, blue, yellow and black pigments over a white gesso ground. The bottom section of the coffin (b) has a white gesso layer overall. Inside is a "corn mummy" (c), a mixture or inorganic and organic materials wrapped in finely woven linen. (a) Lid of coffin, (b) base of coffin, (c) mummy.

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