Roman Imperial Period, possibly reign of Trajan
Width x length (without fringe):104.0 x 218.0 cm (40 15/16 x 85 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This mummy linen with fringed ends is painted in pink, black, green, and orange. It bears a full length figure of a woman with long curly hair, wearing a long, multicolored complex robe/dress and band around the head. She is surrounded by hieroglyphic text and mythological figures (including Anubis jackals flanking the feet and a winged, legged serpent at top left) & scenes. Some portions are missing & some spots show discoloration.
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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way