Mummy Label card

Mummy Label

56.20.486b

Currently not on display

Information

Mummy label with four lines of an inscription in Coptic written in black ink on one side. 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. Collected by William Frankland Hood on one of his trips to Egypt between 1851 - 1861.