About this object

Sample of linen mummy bandages from grave number 45, a 3rd - 5th Dynasty burial.

For display purposes it is mounted on a board with four other fragments of mummy bandages: Length 500 mm; Width 300 mm; Thickness 7 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tarkhan
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2345 BC
  • Materials
    Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1912
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tarkhan
  • Date collected
    1912
  • Measurements
    326 mm x 274 mm
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Heliopolis, Kafr Ammar and Shurafa

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Ernest Mackay

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Ernest Mackay
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1915
    Description: Publication of the excavations carried out during the winter season 1911-12 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Contains chapters by G. A. Wainwright, R. Engelbach, D. E. Derry and W. W. Midgley.

  • Tarkhan I and Memphis V

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Wainwright, G and Gardiner, A H

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Wainwright, G and Gardiner, A H
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1913
    Description: Publication from the 1912 excavation season at Tarkhan directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

  • Tarkhan: A cemetery at the time of Egyptian State Formation

    Grajetzki, Wolfram Grajetzki

    Author: Grajetzki, Wolfram Grajetzki
    Publisher: Golden House Publications
    Date: 2004
    Description:

Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Excavations at Tarkhan, 1911-1912

    Start date: 1911
    End date: 1911
    Description: 1911-12 excavation season at Tarkhan directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. See this link for more details: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/tarkhan/index.html

Ownership

Previous owners

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