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Wooden mummy tag: E.W.54

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Wooden mummy tag

Description

Mummy label, Greek and Demotic. These tags with name, parentage, titles, age, written in demotic Egyptian and Greek, were attached to the deceased. Here, they were women. Tags were used to identify bodies because cemeteries were often some distance from the home of the deceased.

Measurements and weight

Length: 9.8 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Chester, Greville John, Revd

Dating

Middle Roman
-30 - 200

Materials used in production

Wood

Techniques used in production

Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.W.54
Primary reference Number: 65415
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 January 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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