Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 395
Object Place: Egypt, Hawara
Width x length: 2.7 x 4 cm (1 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Roughly rectangular tongue plate, probably intended to aid the mummy in regaining the ability to speak. Thin gold sheet, with details beaten in surface; good condition.
From Hawara. 1911: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; awarded to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
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