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Textile

Shroud Fragment

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Object Number:
36-2-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Ptolemaic
Roman
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Roman Period
Date Made:
305 BC-30AD
Early Date:
-305
Late Date:
30
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Linen
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Deities
Demons
Skeleton
Osiris
Anubis
Jackal
Deceased
Funerary Text
Description:
Decorated Mummy Cloth, Inscribed Hor, son of Harsieset, born of Tedikhety(?), etc. (1936) Fragmentary funeary shroud of painted linen. 8 rows of scenes of deities facing a central image of the deceased in a mummiform shape (now largely destroyed. Interesting is a depiction of a black skeleton in line 2. There is a funerary text running along the side and bottom of the shroud.
Credit Line:
Purchased from John Khayat

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 274-75
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