Mummy label



Accession Number
W550
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Writing
Object Type
Written document, Mummy label
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Measurements
Length: 112mm | Width: 47mm | Depth: 10mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A mummy label with an inscription (Greek) which is translated as 'Senpeteminis (daughter) of Petetriphis'. It was purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922 (lot 643). The surface with the writing appears to have a light white wash beneath the writing.

Bibliography

Mueller, Dieter 1973. Three mummy labels in the Swansea Wellcome Collection. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 59, 175–180. [179–180, pl. XLII] See article by Gee and Gill in Journal of Hellenic Studies 1996, 261.

Inscription

(1) Σενπετε- (2) μῖνις Πε- (3) τετρείφιος Senpeteminis, (daughter) of Petetriphis

Language
Greek
Script
Greek
Personal Names
Senpeteminis (Σενπετεμινις) | Petetriphis (Πετετρειφίος)
Last modified: 24 Jun 2022

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