Mummy Label card

Mummy Label


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 (30 BC – AD 395) inscribed wooden labels were attached to the mummies to identify the dead person. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 52527; Purchased at Stevens's Auction House Ltd., London, 1 July 1919, Lot 407.