Folded pad of inscribed linen
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2220 B
L x W x D: 24 x 19 x 1.5 cm (folded) (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen, black pigment
Not On View
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.”
There is one horizontal line of hieratic text in black ink. Partly illegible, the first two signs in the text says "fine linen."
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition