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Red-Dyed Length of Linen

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Amenemhat I, early
Date:
ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Wah (MMA 1102), Mummy of Wah, MMA excavations, 1920
Medium:
Linen, hematite
Dimensions:
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:
20.3.203a
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.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1920.

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