Fragment of a linen shroud

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Fragment of linen shrouds decorated with paintings. Roman shroud, probably second century AD. The person's foot can be seen between 2 figures of Anubis. Above this can be seen the folds of their garment. For similar shrouds see- Christina Riggs 2005 'The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt. Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion' Oxford University Press.

Last modified: 02 Oct 2023

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