This is one of the mummies discovered by Flinders Petrie in his excavations in the Roman cemeteries near the pyramid at Hawara in 1887/8. From Petrie's excavation notebooks it appears that this child was the offspring of a woman whose mummy is now in the Cairo Museum.The child's mummy has been elaborately wrapped, and a well-executed panel portrait of the dead child inserted into the outer layers of the wrappings. Over the torso of the mummy is a shroud painted with various scenes of the Egyptian religious tradition, with the sky goddess Nut at the top. In the centre of the scenes is a band that would have been filled with a text, which was never added.CT scans of the mummy show that it was indeed that of a young person; the bones have been displaced, perhaps by the tightness of the wrappings. A possible tumour has been identified on the leg bones, unless this is simply resin which seeped in during the mummification process.