s.a. art museum’s animal mummies are no dummies

by:INDUSTRIAL-MAN     2019-09-08
Not all mummies are suitable for the coffin.
When art patron Jr. , four people came to an old cigar box.
In 1991, he donated his collection of Egyptian antiquities to.
It is believed that these small brown bundles contain the remains of the Nile crocodile, which may have left as a gift to the God of Sobeck.
But this is the mummy problem.
In addition to undoing them, no one knows exactly what\'s under the broken linen, at least without the help of modern technology.
Recently, the museum staff, with the help of the staff of UT Health San Antonio medical Arts Research Center, had the opportunity to peek behind the packaging.
The museum\'s collection of 10 animal mummies was transported from the museum warehouse to the facility on a cloudy Sunday morning to receive X-
Ray and CT scan
Only one in the group-an ibis —
It was exhibited in the museum before.
\"I never took them out after I came because we didn\'t do the research,\" he joined the museum staff in 2006 as the art curator of the ancient Mediterranean world.
\"So I\'m really waiting for the opportunity and the right staff experts to do that.
\"Last year, when a grant was granted to the museum to allow the agency to be a later employee, this opportunity arose
Doctoral curatorial researcher
Schellinger, focusing on architectural developments in the ancient Mediterranean and Red Sea regions, is developing exhibitions and projects around the museum\'s collection of Egyptian and Near East art.
It is planned to hold a small exhibition of animal mummies next year.
\"Everyone knows Egyptian mummified humans, but not everyone knows that there is this huge practice of mummified animals,\" Bowles said . \".
\"So I think it\'s something that might have a huge interest for our tourists.
For various reasons, the ancient Egyptians mummified the animals.
A beloved pet may be mummified so that it can accompany the owner to the afterlife.
\"Virtual Mummy\"
Frequent birds
It was buried as the food of the deceased.
The animal mummies collected in the museum are classified as live mummies.
The animals were raised by temple priests, and then they were mummified using techniques similar to preparing to bury the bodies.
Schellinger says the museum\'s mummies are not out of date, but the popularity of votive mummies peaked between 712 BC and 364 AD.
The pilgrims purchased the votive mummies and used them as offerings so that their prayers would be resolved by a particular god or goddess.
God is related to an animal.
Among them, Sobeck, the God of birth and rebirth, is represented by crocodiles;
The Goddess of War Buster is represented by a cat;
The meeting was attended by Tote, Ibis, or baboons;
Holus, the God of conservation, is represented by the Falcon.
The practice is so popular that some animals are becoming scarce, says Schellinger.
This has led to the spread of fake or \"virtual mummies.
Some packaging may be empty.
Other bits and pieces that may contain one or more animals.
\"Instead of wrapping an ibis completely ,(the priests)
Probably wrap up its mouth and put it in something like straw or feathers, she said: \"Wrap it in a more complicated way to show that it is an ibis that should be in it. \".
\"You will find that many times, the animals in simple packaging usually contain complete mummies, and when you see a more refined package, it is possible that there will not be a complete animal in it.
Schellinger explained: \"When priests sell incomplete mummies, they don\'t necessarily pull a quick mummy.
\"As long as there are pieces in it, it is enough to represent the animal, so it still plays an active role,\" she said . \".
The director in Egypt said Daman\'s first hobby was Greek and Roman art, a fanatical collector, but he was also interested in ancient Egyptian art.
Scott was recruited to SAMA\'s planning position by museum trustee Denman and worked there from 1990 to 2003.
Before donating his collection to the museum, Deman kept them in his apartment for a walk by the river, where he sometimes crashed after working late and hosted friends there.
\"He is always very careful with them, but they are showing.
\"People can see them,\" Scott said . \".
\"I think, for him, animal mummies are a small aspect of his collection.
He is really an art collector, so he values his Egyptian sculpture the most.
Scott said: \"danman missed the collection after donating Egyptian materials to the museum. With the then-
With the help of the curator, he collected some smaller collections.
Denman\'s work included a pair of ibis mummies that he had previously lent to the SAMA collection, one of which was on display at the Egyptian gallery for several years.
They were part of the heritage that danman left to the museum when he died in 2004.
In addition to Daman\'s animal mummies, the museum was presented with three Falcon mummies by Houston collectors in 2003.
The staff at the museum are pretty sure the packages are complete, \"says Schellinger,\" because some of the packages have been torn off, you can see something like claws or mouths.
Others, however, are somewhat mysterious.
In addition to the four crocodile mummies, danman\'s gift to the museum in 1991 included a cat mummy.
It is about the size of a loaf of bread, which is bent into a \"U\" shape, as if broken.
The museum invited a senior veterinarian, when X-
Ray and CT scan were performed.
He seized the opportunity.
\"They know the mummies. They know art.
They know natural science . \"
\"As a vet, I know about animals, especially as a zoo vet, and I know about birds and reptiles --
All the Strange animals in the world.
So they think my expertise in animals will help them figure out exactly what\'s in these packages.
Packed with crepeline
Pure Fabric
The mummy is placed in a multi-layer foam in a specially made box and is transported to the box inside which is filled with transparent plastic bags to protect them from the threat of rain.
At the center, a small number of UT Health and museum staff gathered around medical equipment, eager to see what technology can reveal. X-
Light exposure is performed first to quickly and fully understand the internal situation of each mummy and to determine if there is a foreign body --
Metal sheet, for example-were present.
For untrained eyes, the first image that appears on the screen of the chief radiologist Yvette Garza computer looks like a ghostly gray blob.
But Coca-Cola can see something else: for centuries
The old remains of a newly hatched Nile crocodile.
\"It is helpful to know the species,\" he said . \"
\"It could be a bit challenging if you don\'t give me any species.
\"Extension of X
Ray technology, CT scan provides a better view that can be used to create 3-D image.
CT scans considered cat mummies show the biggest surprise in the morning: a slender lower jaw is more likely to belong to a canine member or dog, a family like jack Wolf
\"The most important preliminary findings, X-rays and (CT)
\"The scan shows that all mummies contain animals,\" Schellinger said by email . \".
In other words, the animal mummy in the museum is not a dummy.
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