Fragment of a linen shroud

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Number of Elements

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Fragment of linen from a male shroud. 260x340mm. Dates to early-mid 2nd century AD. From Thebes, West Bank. Area of the chest of an Osiris figure wearing a bead net over a red garment with traces of a broad collar at the top. The beginning of a column of inscription is visible but has been left uninscribed. The faded and stained areas might indicate where strips of linen held the shroud in place.