Fragment of the mummy shroud of Thutmose III
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
63.5 x 111 cm (25 x 43 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on linen
Not On View
Fragment of a shroud made of fine linen, containing a portion of the Book of the Dead in carefully rendered cursive hierogylphs.
Fragments from the mummy wrappings of King Tuthmosis III inscribed in cursive hieroglyphic script with texts from The Book of the Dead. The major part of the inscription is in the Cairo Museum.
By 1885: Clemente Maraini collection (1); by 1931: Horace L. Mayer collection; February 19, 1931: lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; December 14, 1960, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession date: December 14, 1960)
(1) Letter dated July 22, 1885, from Adolf Erman to Clemente Maraini.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer