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Fragment of shroud

Light brown fragment of medium fine linen. One end is sewn into a hem. Labelled as coming from the Deir-el-Bahari cache, Queen Aahotep, XXVII dynasty.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, DB 320, royal cache (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1886: Clemente Maraini Collection, Lugano, Switzerland; by 1934: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1934: loaned to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; 1960: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; 1960. (Accession Date: February 3, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of Painedjem I, 1070–1044 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Egypt


Height by width: 13 x 13 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave


The Ancient World