Sarcophagus containing adult human mummy, Fayyum, Egypt, 323BC-31AD.
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Egyptian mummy of the Hellenistic period in wooden sarcophagus on display at the Science Museum, London. The mask over the head and shoulders of the mummy is decorated with a stylised representation of a human face. The hieroglyphic inscription on the sarcophagus lid is a prayer to the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris.