Who's Your Mummy?

A worksheet from the Mummy Magic model-making project this summer with the Getty Villa combined with ancient examples of objects that people wanted to take with…
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Hoops with finials in the form of animal heads were one of the most popular earring types in the Hellenistic period. Do you have any jewelry with animals? Ancient Places, Hellenistic Period, Popular Earrings, Ancient Jewellery, J Paul Getty, Alexandria Egypt, Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum Of Art, Greek Jewelry
Pair of Hoop Earrings with Ibex Head Finials (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
Hoops with finials in the form of animal heads were one of the most popular earring types in the Hellenistic period. Do you have any jewelry with animals?
two chairs and a table in a room with metal bars on the wall behind them
Here is a set of furnature from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres I. The richest tombs would have elaborate beds and chairs in their tomb for the soul to relax on during the afterlife!
a carved wooden object with a man's face on it
Mummified child with portrait mask
Here is another example of a Roman Portrait mummy from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. What are some differences between this mummy and Herakleides at the Villa?
an open children's book with drawings of flowers and vases on the page
Alina Fritsch wants to bring all her jewels to the after life so she can dress up in the Field of Reeds.
an egyptian sculpture depicting the eye of horus
The Eye of Horus was a protective healing symbol. You can see two of these on the shoulders of the Getty's mummy, Herakleides, on this board.
a statue of a cat sitting on top of a stone plaque with writing below it
Grave Stele For Helena (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
I'm sure you love your dog. This ancient owner loved their dog so much that when the dog died she got her own headstone!
four ancient egyptian figurines with faces and heads in the form of cats or dogs
These Canopic jars would have held the four essential organs so the spirit of the mummy could use them in the afterlife.
an old vase with designs on it sitting on a gray surface in front of a grey background
Stemmed Cup (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
This seashell cup is very old, from 1350-1300 BC, but we can still find similar shells on the beach outside the Villa.
a child's drawing of a person standing in front of a mirror
Isabella Davila's mummy has a bird and a shell on its shroud. Take a look at the other pins to see ancient examples of these objects.
This scarab amulet would have been used as a good luck charm in ancient Egypt. Jessica Ramos drew a similar scarab amulet in her mummy's tomb! Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Jessica Ramos, Winged Scarab, Spirited Art, Luck Charm, Luck Charms, Good Luck
This scarab amulet would have been used as a good luck charm in ancient Egypt. Jessica Ramos drew a similar scarab amulet in her mummy's tomb!
an old painting of a woman wearing a tiara
Mummy Portrait of a Woman (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
Isidora is one of the finest examples of a Roman portrait mummy. Do you think you would wear some of the jewelry she is wearing?
a glass of beer and some bread on a table
Did you know that the main food staple for ancient Egyptians was bread and beer? Not much has changed in what people like to eat!
an egyptian scene with men and women in ancient egypt
One of the most important tests to enter the Field of Reeds was to weigh your heart against the Feather of Maat. On the Getty's mummy, Herakleides, the goddess Isis holds the feathers of Maat.
a painting of a bird on the side of a building with vines in it's beak
Wall Fragment with a Peacock (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
This Roman wall fragment with a peacock from 70 AD shows a beautiful bird. Several drawers wanted to bring birds with them in the afterlife.
an ancient egyptian statue on display in a museum
Mummy of Herakleides (The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection)
Herakleides is the focus of this summers ArtQuest project. Look at the images on his wrappings, it looks like it was inspiration for Emma Orta's drawing!