About this object

Fragment of a linen mummy bandage decorated with an ink vignette showing a priest performing a ritual on the mummy that held upright by a priest wearing a jackal's mask. In front are two obelisks and a priest who censes and lustrates beside a heap of offerings.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
    Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Univeristy of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    James Andrew Sandilands Grant
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1955 before
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 305 mm
  • Note
    1 of 18 fragments of inscribed and painted mummy bandages from the collection of James Grant.
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Publications

  • Coptic Weaves : Notes on the Collection of Coptic Textiles in the Merseyside County Museums

    Seagroatt, Margaret

    Author: Seagroatt, Margaret
    Publisher: Merseyside County Museums
    Date: 1965
    Description: Printed by Wood Westworth & Co. Limited, St. Helens.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Donated
  • James Andrew Sandilands Grant

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1896
    Disposal method: Donated
Object view = Humanities
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