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Painted Shroud

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Muslin, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Giza, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 17 5/16 x 16 3/4 in. (44 x 42.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A fragment of rather heavy, evenly woven linen decorated with painted representation of part of broad collar with falcon’s head terminal and mesh work of beads that often ornamented mummy wrappings. This is probably a piece of mummy wrappings a cheap with a substitute for the real articles. Painted in green, red and yellow.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Painted Shroud, 664-332 B.C.E. Muslin, pigment, 17 5/16 x 16 3/4 in. (44 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1818E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1818E_overall.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1818E_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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