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Painted shroud

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On white linen is painted part of an Osiris figure. Surrounding it are lotuses, attendants, serpents, etc. (hieroglyphics). The colors are dull green, light red, brown, black and yellow.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st to 3rd century A.D.


Width x length: 70.0 x 87.0 cm (27 9/16 x 34 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings