Cloth - Mummy wrapping

Country
Egypt

Description
Four Egyptian, coarse, linen bandages which were used for wrapping mummies. This object may be a section from H40068.3 as the material is similar.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Production place
Media/Materials description
linen
History and use
Wrapping mummies was a very important part of the mummification process, assisting to hold the mummified body together. Wrapping could use as much as 350 meters of cloth. Magical amulets were often placed between layers to provide protection and assistance in the afterlife. Some linens had protective spells written on them.
Registration number
E40068.5

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