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MM 18401 :: Mummy, Gazelle

Object description
A mummified gazell with folded legs.
Inventory number
MM 18401
Acquisition number
MME 1961:250
Mummy; Gazelle
Object, Swedish
Mumie; Gasell
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Animal remains; Linen; Textile
Material, Swedish
Linne; Textil; Animaliska kvarlevor
Animal; New Egypt, 1140, Djurmumier
From the Retzius´ collection.
Acquisition, Swedish
Från Retzius samling.
Description, Swedish
En mumifierad gasell med invikta ben.
A mummified gazell with folded legs.
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2012
Medelhavsmuseet 2012 represents pictures taken in 2012 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2012.
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Medelhavsmuseet 2013
Medelhavsmuseet 2013 represents pictures taken in 2013 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2013.
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Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 8, The way to eternal life
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 8.4
Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
Time - End
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 1, showcase 01:03
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Mummified fishes and wooden models of fishes. Some of the models are hollow and have functioned as coffins for fish mummies. The one on the left still has a small fish mummy inside.
The gazelle has been x-rayed twice. X-rayed at Karolinska Sjukhuset by Dr. Johan Henriksson 21st of May 2012.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Mumifierad gasell.
diener, NMÅ 1986, s. 45.
Loan out - Previously
2017.0003, KTH Engineering Sciences
Length / Längd
42 cm
Height / Höjd
23,5 cm
H. 23.5 cm, L. 42 cm
Month - Object of the month
Date - Registration