Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Human-shaped Shroud of Queen Merytamun

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Reign of Amenhotep I
Date:
ca. 1525–1504 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Meritamun (TT 358, MMA 65), Burial of Meritamun, in basket 11, MMA excavations, 1928–29
Medium:
Linen
Dimensions:
L. 188 cm (74 in); w. 40 cm (15 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.3.8
Not on view
Museum excavations, 1928-1929 season; acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1930.

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