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Mummified pharaohs aren’t the only dusty Egyptians on display in the Met. Archy may well have glimpsed this mummy of Ukhhotpe, an early-second-millennium B.C. royal treasurer. Ukhhotpe’s linen-shrouded body, his head covered by a carved wooden funerary mask, was discovered in Meir, Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.183.132c).