Hand, Mummified, Adult

Country
Egypt

Object detail

Description
Hand from an Adult. One digit broken from its joint socket, the tips of three fingers missing.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian mummified hand
Production place
Measurements
L155mm x W75mm x D32mm
Media/Materials description
Human Remains
History and use
Unfortunately, the eternal rest and afterlife of Ancient Egyptians was often disturbed by tomb robbers, both in ancient and modern times. Tomb robbers plundered tombs in search of gold, jewellery, scarabs and amulets. Mummies, or parts of them, were frequently offered to tourists as souvenirs of their visit to Egypt.
The practice of souveniring Human Remains was commonplace in the past, and is not condoned today. Queensland Museum has an active Repatriation program, returning Ancestral Remains, associated Burial Goods and Secret and or Sacred objects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples back to Country. This is a priority for the Museum. If you would like to read more please visit https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Explore/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Repatriation
Associated person
Registration number
H23496

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