Linen shroud



Hilton Price Number
HP4965
Current Location
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Accession Number
BOLMG 1983.1.99
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Material
Textile/fibres (Linen)
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Measurements
Length: 32 inches | Width: 16½ inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Lion/lioness

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Description

Linen Shroud, with coloured representations. At one end is a vignette of the Lions "Yesterday and To-morrow" guarding the tomb; at the other end are two feet wearing sandals, and in the centre of the cloth are the wings of the vulture with the disk of the Sun, with uræi hanging from it, repeated back to back. L. 32 in. X 16½ in. Aḥmîm.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1909) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price, Dir.S.A. Vol. II. London: Bernard Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Link To Museum Catalogue
http://boltonsegypt.co.uk/object/ancient-egyptian-painted-foot-shroud-from-akhmim-dated-30-bc-ad-395/
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Last modified: 14 Sep 2021

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