Fragment of the mummy shroud of Thutmose III

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on linen

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



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.


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