Not currently on display at the V&A

Linen Shroud

2nd Century BC (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Fragment of a painted linen shroud, Egypt, possibly Thebes, possibly 2nd century BC

Object details

Category
Object type
Brief description
Fragment of a painted linen shroud, Egypt, possibly Thebes, possibly 2nd century BC
Dimensions
  • Overall height of modern fabric backing height: 106.5cm (Maximum)
  • Overall width of modern fabric backing width: 79cm (Maximum)
Measured by conservation
Object history
Object previously catalogued as 'mummy cloth'
Bibliographic reference
J. Ortiz-García, "Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler: Klaus Parlasca y los textiles funerarios decorados del Egipto prerromano", Antiguo Oriente 18 (2020): 261-286
Collection
Accession number
2131-1900

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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