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Linen shroud: E.GA.5.1943

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Linen shroud

Description

Portrait of woman, on linen mummy shroud. This would have been placed directly over the body of the deceased as an alternative to cartonnage.

Measurements and weight

Height: 66 cm
Length: 44 cm

Relative size of this object

44 cm66 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

Dating

Roman
200 CE - 300 CE

Materials used in production

Linen

Techniques used in production

Painted

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.5.1943
Primary reference Number: 54412
Oldadmincategory: M
GayerAnderson: IX 157
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 August 2021 Last processed: Monday 23 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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