Edited by M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Nearly three years ago THE JOURNAL celebrated the centennial anniversary
of Roentgen's discovery of x-rays by featuring the x-ray image of a mummy
from the collection of The Saint Louis Art Museum, that of the Theban priest
known as Amen-Nestawy-Nakht (JAMA cover, September 20, 1995). Recently he
was joined by another amazing object from ancient Egypt in the form of a young
woman's funerary mask
(cover ). Singly or together they provide remarkable opportunities for combining the
resources of science and art to study human history.
Goldstein S. Mummy Mask of a Noblewoman. JAMA. 1998;280(16):1384. doi:10.1001/jama.280.16.1384