Cloth, Mummy-wrapping

Production date
1550 BCE-1069 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Strips of linen, mummy-wrapping. Undyed fragments of dark-brown, stained coarse linen strips, without inscriptions.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
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Measurements
L100mm x W60mm x D2mm
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. This particular cloth is of coarse linen, suggesting it may be from the outer mummy wrappings.
Registration number
E40025.1

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