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This wig was found lying behind the head of Nany's mummy in her inner coffin. It is made of braids of human hair fastened at the top with a cord. The braids were treated with beeswax and a layer of animal fat covers the entire wig.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1930...

c. 1040-992 B.C.
Hair (probably human), beeswax
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