Fragments of an openwork mummy board



Accession Number
W367

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Description

A wadjet eye and another symbol (perhaps the legs of a human figure kneeling) made in a soft fibrous wood. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1924 (presumably from the Rev William Frankland Hood Collection). The pieces may join together, and it is perhaps part of an openwork mummy board, which were common during the Ramesside Period and Twenty-first Dynasty.


Last modified: 17 Feb 2021

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