Mummy Wrapping

Hilton Price Number
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Mummy trappings, Cloth/shroud
Graeco-Roman Period
First century CE/AD
Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax)
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
25 inches | 24 inches
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Anubis | Horus | Maat | Re | Sekhmet | Thoth

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Piece of Linen, of yellow flax, from the wrapping of a mummy; upon the top is a horizontal line of hieroglyphics enclosed within two lines, and upon the left side of the piece is a vertical column of hieroglyphics in continuation, bearing the names and titles of the deceased. The upper part of the left hand side is occupied by the solar bark, in which the youthful Horus is seated upon a lotus flower in the centre of the disk, symbolizing the Rising Sun. Beneath it are Thoth, Sau, Sechet and Maāt, all in the attitude of walking, with their names above them, now illegible, arranged between vertical and horizontal lines, which are coloured red and yellow alternately. Tehuti, or Thoth, the scribe of the gods, the measurer, ibis-headed, surmounted by the disk of the moon, with a yellow head-dress, flesh green, arms pendent, wearing a red body garment and a tunic, and leopard's skin round his loins. Sau, wearing the usual head ornament which forms one of the hieroglyphics of his name, is hawk-headed, has a large black head-dress, arms pendent, a collar round his neck, yellow flesh, red garment with leopard's skin round his loins. Sechet, the fiery dawn, lioness-headed, wearing the disk of the sun, with a uræus in front, a large head-dress, collar round her neck, flesh coloured yellow, arms pendent, wearing a long blue garment, which reaches to her ankles. Maāt, the Goddess of Law and Justice, human-headed, wearing the plume, emblem of her name, upon her head, and a large yellow head covering, necklace round her neck; her flesh is coloured black, arms are pendent, and she wears a long red garment reaching to her ankles. Below is the deceased in the form of a mummy, being supported by Anubis, wearing the jackal's head and yellow head covering, presenting him to Rā, who is in the rôle of Osiris, wrapped as a mummy; he is hawk-headed, wearing the atef crown and large head covering, and there styled the great god, lord of Thebes, holding with both hands the kukufa sceptre; a priest with flesh coloured red, a tight-fitting yellow skull cap, and a tunic round his loins, is pouring a libation from a yellow, perhaps golden vase, over the head of the mummy. Above this vignette are two horizontal lines of hieroglyphics bearing the names of the deceased, the upper space being yellow, and the lower one red. The right hand side of the cloth is occupied with a well executed portrait of Ret-Ḥeru-seshet-f, son of Ḥeru-chuti; he has a close shaven head and face, which is coloured red. Above his head is a flying scarabæus, emblem of the setting sun; round his neck he wears a deep collar, and upon his right shoulder is the figure of a hawk with expanded wings; the remainder of the figure is torn off. 25 in. | 24 in. 1st century A.D. Thebes.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: 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.

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021

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