The Forgotten Papyrus

In 2013 the animal mummies of the Ancient Egyptian and Near-Eastern Collection – including the so-called ibis clay cones that functioned as coffins for the mummies of ibises – were moved to the museum depot at Himberg. Prior to their move they were carefully analysed and/or cleaned, and these interventions led to an unexpected discovery: one of the clay cones contained not only the expected ibis mummy but also, hidden underneath it, a linen bundle in which was wrapped an as-yet unknown, still rolled-up papyrus.

The ibis clay cone in which the papyrus was discovered entered the collection as part of the so-called Miramar Collection, which was acquired by Archduke Ferdinand Max, a brother of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, in the middle of the nineteenth century in Egypt. So the first question for our curators was whether the papyrus was inserted into the cay cone housing the ibis mummy in antiquity, or only in the nineteenth century.

Venue

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 08 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Fri. 18 May 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

May 2018

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June 2018

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July 2018

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August 2018

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September 2018

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