mummy-wrapping / mummy-packing / human mummy / by Georgia Dorey

about museum exhibit descriptions.

the best part of a museum exhibit is its list of materials. faced with a unique and curious object that fills you with intrigue and wounder with an equally intriguing description of provenience and purpose, the list of materials is always specified in such a straightforward way:

linen, human tissue (?)

 

how wonderful that objects found in museums can span thousands of years and yet their material construction and our understanding of them remains so unchanged.