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The uncovered head of a mummy: showing the head with the outer covering removed and the head with a pledget of tow in the mouth. Lithograph by J. Basire after George Scharf, 1852.

  • Scharf, George, 1820-1895
Date
23 April 1852
Reference
45271i
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Description

A pledget of tow is a compress of lint for laying over an ulcer or wound

The mouth is shown after the removal of the pledget showing a one inch gap between the lips

Publication/Creation

London : Published for the Society of Antiquaries of London, 23 April 1852.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph

Lettering

Head with the outer covering removed. Head with the pledget of tow in the mouth. The mouth immediately after the tow was taken away. George Scharf del. Jan 31 st. 1852. J. Basire lith

Notes

On the same sheet as No. 43272 (this catalogue)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45271i

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  • English
  • Latin

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