Fragment of a shroud

Accession Number
Current Location
Cardiff University, C/O Phil Parkes
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Graeco-Roman Period
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Number of Elements

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Fragment of linen shroud decorated with painting, which is partly stitched onto card. The decoration depicts the god Osiris, whose hands can be seen at the top. The body of Osiris is covered with a representation of a beaded net. Roman Period in style (Soter-type shroud). Purchased by Wellcome in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.