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Fake Mummified Crocodile: E.70.1911

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Fake Mummified Crocodile




Crocodile fake mummy. This crocodile mummy contains only stone and pottery sherds inside, despite being relatively elaborate. Ptolemy V (204-180BC) issued a decree declaring that each pot bought at a necropolis should contain the mummy of one animal.

Measurements and weight

Height: 32 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by British School of Archaeology in Egypt


-30 - 100

Techniques used in production

Mummified remains

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.70.1911
Primary reference Number: 51297
Oldadmincategory: Misc
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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