Shroud Fragment


From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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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 BCE-30 CE
Section Egyptian
Materials Linen | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Deities | Demons | Skeleton | Osiris | Anubis | Jackal | Deceased | Funerary Text
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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, 1936

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