Fragment of a shroud

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

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Fragment of linen Sokar type shroud stitched onto card, decorated with painting of Anubis, bottom left. In front of him on the right the person's foot can be seen. 57x 35cm. This probably dates to the 2nd century AD and is from the Theban area. Purchased by Wellcome as part of the Rustafjaell collection in 1906. For similar shrouds see- Christina Riggs 2005 'The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt. Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion' Oxford University Press, 191-196.

Last modified: 27 Jul 2020

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