Mummy Label card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummy Label

1973.4.141

Currently not on display

Wooden mummy label pierced with one hole at the top. On one side painted with Greek text which is now very faint and the surface has darkened. On the other side is remains of layers of linen blackened with resin. During the Roman Period (30 BC – AD 395) inscribed wooden labels were attached to the mummies to identify the dead person.