Mummy Label card

Mummy Label

Currently not on display


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 (30 BC – AD 395) inscribed wooden labels were attached to the mummies to identify the dead person. Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.