Fragments of an openwork mummy board



Accession Number
W367
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Woodwork case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Periods
New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-first Dynasty
Material
Wood
Measurements
a: Height: 116mm | Width: 54mm | Depth: 5mm b: Height: 57mm | Width: 48mm | Depth: 5mm
Number of Elements
2

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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.