The empire of the Incas. Sumptuous Garment of a Mummy. From: The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 2. Date: 1880
Rich gauze-like passementerie work. The necropolis of Ancon in Peru; culture and industries of the empire of the Incas.
Side view and section and the peculiar shape of the richly endowed mummy pack is clearly shown in the present illustration.
The Mummy, the front and back view of which are here figured, is assuredly the most remarkable hitherto discovered in the Ancon Necropolis.
Two Mummies from one Grave. Front and back view of a Mummy with a false head and funeral accompaniments.
The equipment of both while equally simple still testifies to the great affection lavished by the people on their dead.
The disproportion is still greater in the case of the pillow forming the false head. The latter, is here represented without its envelopments, thus giving striking prominence to the peculiarities of the vividly painted features.
Notwithstanding the exact measurements taken of individual graves, these sections must still be so far regarded as ideal
Here we have a characteristic instance of the burials under fragments of thick-ribbed clay vessels
The body is seated in a crouching attitude and wrapped in cerements under one of those capacious earthenware vessels