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Painted mummy wrapping

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This mummy linen with fringed ends is painted in pink, black, green, and orange. It bears a full length figure of a woman with long curly hair, wearing a long, multicolored complex robe/dress and band around the head. She is surrounded by hieroglyphic text and mythologtical figures (including...

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By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, possibly reign of Trajan, A.D. 98–117


Width x length (without fringe):104.0 x 218.0 cm (40 15/16 x 85 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted linen


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings