User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of the mummy shroud of Thutmose III

Start collecting

Fragment of a shroud made of fine linen, containing a portion of the Book of the Dead in carefully rendered cursive hierogylphs. [Alternate Text:] Fragments from the mummy wrappings of King Tuthmosis III inscribed in cursive hieroglyphic script with texts from The Book of the Dead. The major...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1885: Clemente Maraini collection (1); by 1931: Horace L. Mayer collection; February 19, 1931: lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; December 14, 1960, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession date: December 14, 1960) (1) Letter dated July 22, 1885, from Adolf Erman to Clemente Maraini.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Dimensions

63.5 x 111 cm (25 x 43 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1472

Medium or Technique

Linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles