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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA73806

  • Description

    Textile fragments; very large fragmentary painted linen shroud with text excerpts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead, for a man named Amenhotep. One plain selvedge; other edges are misssing, but the textile is almost complete widthways. The weave is plain [warp-faced simple tabby] and the threads are S-spun and S-spliced; the stitch gauge is warp c.24 ends per 10mm and weft c.16 picks per 10mm.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500 BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 112 centimetres (as mounted)
    • Length: 112 millimetres (as mounted [to check])
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cursive hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Language

        Middle Egyptian
      • Inscription Comment

        Book of the Dead text excerpts and vignettes: upper register ch. 82 - 77 - 86 - 124 - 85 - 81A - unidentified (sqd in title) - unidentified ; middle register unidentified - 30B - [ .. ] - 148 vignette ; lower register 149 vignette with goddess in tree vignette - 61 - 54 over vignette of deceased and wife at offering-table ; loose fragment (from left of upper register ?) undientified - 84
  • Curator's comments

    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor [1991]

    Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 116

  • Condition

    poor

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1979

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA73806

  • Registration number

    1991,0618.133

Fragmentary painted linen shroud with text excerpts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead, for a man named Amenhotep.

Fragmentary painted linen shroud with text excerpts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead, for a man named Amenhotep.

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