Fragment of a linen shroud



Accession Number
EC38
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Number of Elements
2

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Description

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.