Mummy label

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
A.D. 30 B.C.–395


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 4 cm (3 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1771

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Rectangular tag with a hole in the top, which enabled it to be suspended from the mummy. The tag is inscribed on one side; the inscription records a short prayer and the name of the deceased, Senkollanthes.

Provenance

From Gurna, W.932. 1904: purchased in Egypt for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund