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Mummy with an inserted panel portrait of a youth, 80–100 a.d.; Roman PeriodEgypt, Fayum, Hawara (Hawwara, Hawwaret el-Maqta; Adlan), PetrieEncaustic on limewood, linen, human remains

Hair of Mary Tudor in a Gold Locket; Engraved on the back: ‘Hair of Mary Tudor Queen of France cut from her head Sep 6 1784 when her tomb at St Edmundsbury was opened H[orace].W[alpole].’ From collection of Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill.

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