Red-Dyed Length of Linen
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Amenemhat I, early
- ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Wah (MMA 1102), Mummy of Wah, MMA excavations, 1920
- Linen, hematite
- L. 245 cm (96 7/16 in); w. 80 cm (31 1/2 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
This was the last piece of linen used in the wrapping of Wah's mummy. Although red-dyed linen is mentioned in a number of ancient texts, actual examples are rare.