Cloth - mummy wrapping

Production date
1550 BCE-1069 BCE
Country
Egypt

Object detail

Description
Egyptian coarse, linen, mummy cloth.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Production date
1550 BCE-1069 BCE
Production place
Measurements
L 870 W 550mm
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
E40135

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