- Museum number
Base and lid of a polychrome painted cartonnage mummy-case for the mummy of Taminis, daughter of Shepminis, anthropoid, face and hair gilded, wearing a short-sleeved tunic, the border being decorated with hunting scenes and vignettes of domestic activities, which reaches to the ankles, the mantle, knotted between the breasts, covers the right shoulder and the loose end is drawn over the left shoulder from behind, and sandals; the name, in black painted Demotic, appears on the left shoulder; other funerary deities are represented around the edges of the lid; colours now faded.
- Production date
- 1stC BC-1stC
Height: 48 centimetres
Length: 151 centimetres
Width: 54 centimetres
- Curator's comments
S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 61 .
Mark Smith in Bierbrier (ed.) Portraits and Masks (1997) p.66-71 [pls.7.3, 32.1]
Albersmeier, Unterschungen zu den Frauenstatuen, 271 n. 473.
Riggs, Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (2005): 62, 63, 66, 67, 70, 71 Fig. 25, 80, 81, 262-3; 247 n. 6
S. P. Vleeming, Demotic and Greek-Demotic Mummy Labels and Other Short texts gathered from Many Publications (Studia Demotica 9; Leuven: Peeters), no. 1075.
Published in S. P. Vleeming, Demotic and Greek-Demotic Mummy Labels and Other Short texts gathered from Many Publications (Studia Demotica 9; Leuven: Peeters), no. 1075.
- On display (G62/dc26)
- Exhibition history
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
- fair (decoration faded in places)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number