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Wooden mummy tag: E.W.54

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Wooden mummy tag




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

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Middle Roman
-0030 - 200

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Accession number: E.W.54
Primary reference Number: 65415
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

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

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