Mummy Label

1973.4.135a

On display

Wooden mummy label inscribed with one line of Greek in incised relief, and pierced at both ends 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.