miércoles, 20 de enero de 2016


Period: Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty: Dynasty 21
Reign: reign of Psusennes I
Date: ca. 1040–992 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Meritamun (TT 358, MMA 65), inside coffin, MMA excavations, 1928–29
Medium: Human hair, beeswax
Dimensions: L. of longest braid: 25 cm (9 13/16 in)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number: 30.3.35
This wig was found lying behind the head of Nany's mummy in her inner coffin. It is made of braids of human hair fastened at the top with a cord. The braids were treated with beeswax and a layer of animal fat covers the entire wig.
Met Museum

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