Funerary shroud

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
mid 1st–late 1st century


Dimensions

Height x width: 115 x 88.5 cm (45 1/4 x 34 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.650

Medium or Technique

Painted linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Linen shroud with an Osiride representation of the deceased in the center, surmounted by a winged scarab and surrounded by funerary deities. The head is shown slightly turned and represents a lady with black hair, wearing ear drops. Her hands protrude from the mummy wrappings and hold the crook and flail. Repaired and mounted by W.J. Young, 1951/52.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. By 1897, Frederick George Hilton Price (b. 1842 - d. 1909), London [see note]. 1950, sold by Spink and Son, London, to the MFA for £1000. (Accession Date: April 10, 1950)

NOTE: Published and illustrated in A Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price (London, 1897), cat. no. 49, where it is said to come from Akhmim.

Credit Line

Martha A. Willcomb Fund