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Title:

Wooden mummy tags

Category:

written document

Name:

mummy label

Date:

30 B.C. 200

Period:

Middle Roman

Description:

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.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Egypt

Technique:

inscribed

Material:

wood

Dimension(s):

height, 7.5, cm
width, 4.4, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1891; Chester, Greville John, Revd

Inscription:

inscription

Documentation:

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

pp. 35-36

Accession:

Object Number: E.75.1891
(Antiquities)
(record id: 49281; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/49281





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