The face is painted in reddish-brown, a color usually associated with men. Moreover, the heavy, yellow and blue striped wig and wide collar are most common on male coffins.
But Graves-Brown cautions: "As the fetus is only 12-16 weeks and is not in a perfect state of preservation I would not guess the sex," he said.
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The finding revealed the care with which even the fetus was treated in ancient Egypt.
"For example, two coffins holding fetuses were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. In New Kingdom (around 1550-1070 B.C.) Deir el-Medina, a part of the Eastern cemetery seems to have been set aside for child burials, but also fetuses and even placentas in bloody cloths," Graves-Brown said.
The fact that fetuses and infants were buried with such care indicate that deaths of young children as well as miscarriages were not treated casually.
"We can imagine that the probable fetus within W1013 represents someone's terrible loss; an occasion of great grief and public mourning," Graves-Brown said.