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Mummy cloth

Textile a: very light brown fragment of loosely woven fine linen.

Provenance

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, New Kingdom or later, Dynasty 18–21, 1550–945 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Textile a: overall: 18 x 14.5 cm (7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1554

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles