Roman Imperial Period
mid 1st–late 1st century
Height x width: 115 x 88.5 cm (45 1/4 x 34 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Martha A. Willcomb Fund