Inscribed Mummy Bandage card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Inscribed Mummy Bandage

M11465.4

Currently not on display

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Dynastic Textile, linen with inscription. Fine line drawing on undyed linen. 1 of 12 strips of linen bandages inscribed with spells from the Book of the Dead in late hieratic writing for Djedhor son of Ta. The vignette shows the owner seated before a goddess. They were catalogued by Charles Goodwin in 1872 and appear as this in his hand-written notes: "(twelve linen fragments, belonging to the same mummy, but not capable of being pieced together) - contain fragments of the ritual - Late Hieratic script. Belonged to a person named Tat-Hor son of Ta." They appear in the 1879 catalogue by Charles Gatty as, "189. Mummy Wrappings; twelve strips of linen with portions of the Ritual of the Dead inscribed on them in late hieratic writing; on one is the name of the person from whose mummy they all most probably came, Tatha, son of Ta."