Section of a shroud



Accession Number
W654
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Cartonnage display
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 255mm | Height: 210mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Nephthys | Osiris-Sokar

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Description

A section of a shroud depicting a dead woman approaching Osiris- Sokar, her hands raised in adoration, attended by goddess Nephthys. The piece is dated by Tashay's hairstyle to 140 -160 AD, and was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1931.

Bibliography

Griffiths, J. Gwyn 1982. Eight funerary paintings with judgement scenes in the Swansea Wellcome Museum. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 68, 228–252. Ortiz-García, Jónatan and Ann-Katrin Gill 2018. Newly identified fragments of a Roman painted shroud from the Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil of Terrassa, Spain. In Busana, Maria Stella, Margarita Gleba, Francesco Meo, and Anna Rosa Tricomi (eds), Textiles and dyes in the Mediterranean economy and society: proceedings of the VIth international symposium on textiles and dyes in the ancient Mediterranean world (Padova - Este - Altino, Italy, 17–20 October 2016), 491–495. Zaragoza: Libros Pórtico.

Wellcome Number
103584 - 103589
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 13 Jan 1931, Lot 314
Auction Details
Eight fine pieces of Coptic cloth, with paintings of figures, etc.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Tashay (tꜣ-šꜣ)
Last modified: 01 Dec 2021

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