Mummified infant on show

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The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, has loaned the mummified body of an 18-month old infant boy. It will be displayed in art exhibition, Unravelled, in London.

 

The mummy was unearthed in Egypt, 40 miles south-west of Cairo, in 1888 and has been in Oxford ever since.

 

The collection by Angela Palmer is full of extraordinary works of art inspired by the distressing nature of the boy’s death.

The exhibition includes a spectacular ink drawing on 111 sheets of glass.

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