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Funerary shroud

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Linen shroud with an Osiride representation of the deceased in the center, surmounted by a winged scarab and surrounded by funerary deities. The head is shown slightly turned and represents a lady with black hair, wearing ear drops. Her hands protrude from the mummy wrappings and hold the crook...

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Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. By 1897: collection of F.G. Hilton Price; by 1950: with Spink & Son, London; 1950: purchased by the MFA from Spink & Son for £1000. (Accession date: April 10, 1950)

Credit Line

Martha A. Willcomb Fund

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, mid 1st–late 1st century

Dimensions

Height x width: 115 x 88.5 cm (45 1/4 x 34 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.650

Medium or Technique

Painted linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings