Mummies in Minnesota (4)
Minnesota Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(888) Mia Arts (642-2787) (Toll Free)
3 mummies and 1 extra head.
The following is from Mia's website:
"This coffin and cartonnage (mummy case) were created for Lady Tashat, the daughter of the provincial governor Djehutyhotep (pronounced “je-hooti-HO-tep” meaning “doorkeeper of the gold-house of Amen”). The coffin and cartonnage take the form of mummies with idealized faces, huge floral collars, and chest ornaments in the form of a winged sun disk. While the coffin exterior has only a single line of inscription down the center of the lid and another around the rim of the box, the cartonnage exterior is covered with painted scenes arranged in horizontal registers, like a tomb or temple wall. The inscriptions are prayers to the gods for offerings of food and clothing in the afterlife, while the paintings are full of complex religious motifs focusing on divine protection of the deceased and resurrection in the afterlife."
The Lady Tashat has a hidden mystery. Read the articles below and find out the shocking truth!
You can download a Line Art Illustration of the Lady Tashat's cartonnage mummy case here. Print it out and have fun coloring it. I'm a little more than half-way done now. Check back to see how it looks when I'm finished!-------->
The scientific examination of the 3 MIA mummies is discussed in detail in: Science In Egyptology Edited by Rosalie David, Manchester U. Press 1986 pp 251 ff
St. Paul (1)
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Mummy acquired in Egyypt sometime in the early 1920's, and donated in 1925 by Mr. Crosby, a museum trustee.
Currently on view in the Human Body Gallery.
Based on CT Scans of this mummy, it was believed that he was a priest from the New Kingdom, though more recent radiocarbon tests suggest that he was actually from the Greco-Roman period.
Mummy CT Scan Animation
Dr. Ed Fleming, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s curator of archaeology, documents a recent sampling of bone and linen from the mummy.