Mummy Label card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummy Label


Currently not on display


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.