Wooden mummy tags
30 B.C. 200
mummy label. These tags with name, parentage, titles, age, written in demotic Egyptian and Greek, were attached to the deceased. Here, they were attached to women. Tags were used to identify bodies because cemeteries were often some distance from the home of the deceased.
Egypt, production, country
height, 7.5, cm
width, 4.4, cm
given; 1891; Chester, Greville John, Revd
Heichelheim, F. M.. 1942. The Greek Inscriptions in the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Source Title: Journal of Hellenic Studies 62 ()
p. 19 no. 12
Bingen, J.. Mummy labels and ghost-names.
Source Title: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 5 (1968) : 35-36
Object Number: E.75.1891
(record id: 49281; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)