About this object

Mummy label with three lines of an inscription in Greek with some ink decoration below. Pierced at the top for attachment to the mummy. During the Roman period, such labels were attached to the mummies of deceased individuals as a means of identification to transport them from their home to the correct place of burial. For more information, see the Mummy Label Database Project (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and CSIC Madrid): https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/mummy-label-database-mld.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 - 1860
  • Measurements
    85 mm x 72 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    W M Crosfield (Previous owner); Hermann Philip (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • W M Crosfield

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1861-04-16
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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