about being wrapped and packed in layers of cloth.
bound in hundreds of metres of linen bandages, adorned with jewellery, sewn into a large shroud, secured with linen strips and then placed into a decorative sarcophagus.
the process of wrapping the body in cloth is fascinating to me, our human desire to dress and protect ourselves.
Unwrapping of a Mummy, 1935–36 season
Harry Burton (English, 1879–1940)
The Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gelatin silver prints; 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (7 x 21.6 cm)
(M16C 106, 107, 352–354)