Funerary shroud

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
1st to 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.4724

Medium or Technique

Painted linen

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

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.

Provenance

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