Fragment of a linen shroud



Accession Number
EC173
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Measurements
Height: 370mm | Width: 310mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Isis

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Description

A fragment of a decorated linen shroud showing a kneeling woman. The women appears to be mourning. She may be Isis or Nephthys (but more likely to be Isis). The kneeling woman is similar to that shown in EC176. This is part of a woman's shroud dating to the second century AD. At this period deceased women were often associated with Hathor, rather than Osiris. The coils of Hathor's hair can be seen on the right.

Bibliography

Riggs, C., 2005. The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt. Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 191-196.