M0005255: Mummified human remains of an infant and a child, Uga, Torres Strait Islands.

17 November 1937
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M0005255: Mummified human remains of an infant and a child, Uga, Torres Strait Islands. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced November 2021: Mummy of a child from Uga


Reproduction of a photograph of the mummified human remains of an infant girl and a young girl, from Uga, Torres Strait Islands. Originally published in Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological expedition to Torres Straits, vol vi, (Cambridge University Press, 1908).


17 November 1937

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm

Related material

Wellcome Collection holds the publication depicted in the glass plate negative


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2021.

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