Funerary shroud

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted linen

Not On View


The Ancient World


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.


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