Section of a shroud
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Death (ground floor), Cartonnage display
- Object Type
- Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
- Graeco-Roman Period
- Textile/fibres (Linen)
- Length: 250mm | Width: 225mm
- Number of Elements
- Divine Name
- Horus | Thoth
A section of a shroud with hieroglyphs painted scene depicting a dead woman, Tashay, having her heart weighed, against the feather of truth and righteousness in a scale by Thoth and Horus, while Thoth in his baboon form is also sitting on the top of the scale. This scene relates to spell 125 in the Book of the Dead. The piece is dated by her hairstyle to 140-160 AD, and was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1931.
Griffiths, J. Gwyn 1982. Eight funerary paintings with judgement scenes in the Swansea Wellcome Museum. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 68, 228–252. Ortiz-García, Jónatan and Ann-Katrin Gill 2018. Newly identified fragments of a Roman painted shroud from the Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil of Terrassa, Spain. In Busana, Maria Stella, Margarita Gleba, Francesco Meo, and Anna Rosa Tricomi (eds), Textiles and dyes in the Mediterranean economy and society: proceedings of the VIth international symposium on textiles and dyes in the ancient Mediterranean world (Padova - Este - Altino, Italy, 17–20 October 2016), 491–495. Zaragoza: Libros Pórtico.
- Other Identity
- Auction Details
- Eight fine pieces of Coptic cloth, with paintings of figures, etc.
- Previous Owner
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 01 Dec 2021