Fragment of the mummy shroud of Thutmose III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III
1479–1425 B.C.


Dimensions

63.5 x 111 cm (25 x 43 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1473

Medium or Technique

Ink on linen

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of a shroud made of fine linen, containing a portion of the Book of the Dead in carefully rendered cursive hierogylphs.

[Alternate Text:]
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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer