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Funerary shroud of Tasheretwedjahor

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As an alternative to a portrait mummy or cartonnage mummy mask, one might opt for a full-length painted shroud like this one inscribed for Tasherytwedjahor. Roman Egypt was a multifaceted society, and death offered many possibilities for those who could afford a wealthy burial. Personal taste,...

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Provenance

1954: purchased by the MFA from Ede Collection, Cairo, through Epstein and Julius Carlebach, N. Y.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 190.5 x 48.7 cm (75 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.993

Medium or Technique

Tempera on linen

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings