Folded pad of inscribed linen

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2532–2510 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2220 B

Dimensions

L x W x D: 24 x 19 x 1.5 cm (folded) (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1017.2

Medium or Technique

Linen, black pigment

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Mummy wrappings from above from 33.1016. This was one of the pads used to fill out the contours of the body. There is one horizontal line of hieratic text in black ink. Partly illegible, the first two signs in the text says “fine linen.”

Inscription

There is one horizontal line of hieratic text in black ink. Partly illegible, the first two signs in the text says "fine linen."

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G2220 B. 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government; 1987: accessioned by the Museum of Fine Arts.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition