Mummy Label



Wooden mummy label with holes at both ends. Incised with Greek text. 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. 54379: "TABLET Wood, with carved inscription. 8" x 2" Egyptian."; Puchased at Stevens's, London, 29 April 1919 Lot 392.