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Funerary Shroud

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Linen, pigment, gold leaf
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 1st century B.C.E. or later
    PERIOD Late Ptolemaic to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 37.1815Ea: 16 15/16 x 19 5/16 in. (43 x 49 cm) 37.1815Eb: 26 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (68 x 34 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1815Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Funerary Shroud, 1st century B.C.E. or later. Linen, pigment, gold leaf, 37.1815Ea: 16 15/16 x 19 5/16 in. (43 x 49 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1815Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1815Ea_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1815Ea_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A piece of fine linen, painted and gilded and decorated with black, white and red. Larger piece shows decoration for upper half of body: neck painted pink with gilt beard, broad collar over which a gold necklace hung suspending a lotus flower. Flail and handle of crook (?) are shorter and below an elaborate shrine with Isis and Nephthys adoring (Amon?). Second piece has scenes in 3 registers: 1) ploughing, 2) row of divinities, 3) 2 sphinxes. There is a column of inscription on left side which is selvedged. Fringe on bottom.
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